Vermont’s GMO labeling bill reminiscent of overturned rBST labeling law

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Vermont is again poised to be the one who steps out on labeling requirements.

In 1995 it mandated the labeling of any dairy products containing milk from cows treated with rBST (recombinant bovine Somatotropin). And now, it’s poised to require labeling of any retail food product that contains genetically engineered materials.

It only took a year for courts to overturn the mandatory rBST labeling law as the courts held that the right of producers not to divulge information on its production methods should be equal to the consumers’ right to know the production methods.

Rick Zimmerman, executive director of the Northeast Agribusiness & Feed Alliance, pinned it accurately when he said the GMO-labeling campaign is really an “elitist campaign.”

Read the full, original article: Vermont’s GMO labeling bill similar to rBST of old

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