Vermont governor signs bill requiring labels on GMO foods

[JURIST] Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin [official website] on Thursday signed [press release] a bill [HB 112 materials], requiring the labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) [FDA backgrounder]. This is the first legislation in the US to require food producers to disclose GMO material. Food labels must reveal GMO ingredients, such as genetically engineered corn or soy, by July 1, 2016 ,or face penalties enforced by State Attorney General Willaim Sorrell [official website]. In preparation for anticipated litigation over…


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