Judge Upholds Vermont GMO Labeling Law While Case Continues – 29 April 2015

RT logoA federal judge has rejected a bid by the food industry to strike down a Vermont law which would make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified foods.

The industry’s lawsuit initially asked for an injunction against the legislation, but the judge’s decision keeps the law on the books while the suit continues.

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US District Court Judge Christina Reiss on Monday ruled against the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association and other industry groups who want to block the law, scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2016. The Grocery Manufacturers Association argued in the suit that the law is unconstitutional under the First Amendment and “imposes burdensome new speech requirements on food manufacturers and retailers” over labeling.

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