Food Fight Over GMOs And The 'Right To Know'

Law360, New York (June 19, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT) -- Last month, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law that makes Vermont the first state to require labels for foods that contain genetically modified organisms. Vermont's "Right to Know GMOs" law requires a conspicuously placed label stating "may be partially produced with genetic engineering" on foods containing GMOs in a quantity greater than 0.9 percent of the total weight of the food.

There are currently 84 bills on GMO labeling in 29 states, but Vermont's law is the first of its kind. Maine and Connecticut recently passed legislation requiring GMO labeling, but each of these bills have a triggering clause...

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