05 Apr '12, 10pm

Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont Over GMO Labeling Law

Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont Over GMO Labeling Law

Nearly 20 states are considering a labeling requirement for genetically engineered foods , something an estimated 90 percent of American people want but aren't getting from their federal government. (Quite the opposite: Rather than listen to public calls to require labeling of GMO foods, the FDA is silencing them .) And now, it turns out, state government officials may even be dragging their feet on legislation they previously supported—because Monsanto is threatening to sue. That's what is happening in Vermont, at least, according to a story in AlterNet . AlterNet has more: The popular legislative bill requiring mandatory labels on genetically engineered food (H-722) is languishing in the Vermont House Agriculture Committee, with only four weeks left until the legislature adjourns for the year. Despite thousands of emails and calls from constituents who overwhelmingly sup...

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