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Friday, April 6, 2012

Monsanto threatens legal action over Vermont GMO labeling bill

I don't advocate for banning GMO foods and crops. However, I do believe that folks have an absolute right to know if their food is GMO and that truth in labeling should be required. Consumers should be making the decisions on what they choose to consume and they can't so long as government forbids disclosure.
If lawmakers in Vermont decide to require all genetically modified food be labeled as such, they could be facing a major lawsuit from one of the most hated companies in the world. A representative of Missouri-based food giant Monsanto, which has in its history filed hundreds of lawsuits over use of its seed gene patents, threatened lawmakers with civil litigation if they pass the bill, according to a report this week from Alternet. The bill, H.722, otherwise known as the Vermont Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, was introduced to the Vermont House in February, but lawmakers have hesitated to cast their ballots ahead of a public hearing on April 12.
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