Vermont GMO Case Could Shape State Food-Labeling Powers

Law360, New York (September 16, 2015, 3:04 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit appeal by food industry groups seeking an injunction against Vermont's first-in-the-nation law requiring genetically modified ingredients to be labeled provides the appeals court with an opening to determine whether state laws on labeling disclosures should face a higher level of constitutional scrutiny, attorneys say.

The appeal by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and other food industry groups follows a Vermont federal court's April decision denying their request for a preliminary injunction on the state's Act 120, which goes into effect in July 2016. U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss had ruled then that although the plaintiffs may prevail on some of...

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