Vermont to push for ‘on package’ GMO labeling in regulatory, not legal, arena

[On Aug. 3] Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell formally announced that the state will no longer enforce its month-old GMO labeling act. . . He indicated no plans to pursue legal challenges of the new federal law.

However, Sorrell stressed that Vermont’s efforts caused many food companies to begin making on-pack GMO disclosures, as well as spur the federal government to require mandatory GMO labeling.

He said . . .  his office “intends to take an active role as the labeling fight shifts from the legislative process in Congress to the regulatory process at the USDA” and “work hard to give consumers the same access to information, in plain English, that they had under Vermont’s law.”

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While it’s been reported that some consumer advocacy organizations that oppose the new federal law will challenge it in court, [Organic Consumers Association spokesperson Katherine Paul] says that without a legal challenge by Vermont, such efforts would have almost no chance of success.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Vermont To Pursue GMO Fight In Regulatory, Not Legal, Arena

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