The Grocery Manufacturers Association and their allies are taking Vermont to court to stop our state from becoming the first in the nation to require labels on GMO foods. The lawsuit demands federal court to step in and prevent Vermont from implementing our popular GMO-labeling law.
“This is corporate bullying at its worst,” said VPIRG Consumer Protection Advocate Falko Schilling. “Vermonters want to know what’s in their food, and they have a right to know. Our elected leaders did the right thing in requiring GMO foods to be labeled.”
VPIRG has been a leading advocate for GMO labeling in Vermont since the introduction of legislation in 2012. We continue to work closely with attorneys at the Vermont Law School’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, and the state to stand up and defend this important consumer protection law in court.
“The legislature did their homework on this law, and put in the hard work necessary to make it stand up in court,” said Schilling. “Neither food manufacturers nor biotech giants can deny our right to know, but they and their lawyers sure will try.”