A Season Of Uncertainty In GMO Labeling

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 12:03 PM EST) -- This summer brought a season of competing district court decisions in bioengineered food labeling litigation, signaling the potential for courts to impose varying interpretations of the term "natural" to include or exclude genetically modified organisms (GMO). In June, two class actions alleging consumer deception related to food products labeled "natural" and containing GMOs were stayed under the primary jurisdiction doctrine pending guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. By August, judges within the same district courts were at odds regarding staying these class actions and...
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