Food Industry Associations Sue Vermont Over GMO Labeling Law, Food Safety News, 13 June 2014
National associations representing food and snack manufacturers are suing the state of Vermont over its law passed last month that will require foods produced with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such beginning July 2016.
Vermont’s was the first “no-strings-attached” GMO labeling bill to pass in any state.
The government defends the public. Business defends profit. When business sues government it is to make money at the expense of public health. But they will somehow find a way to say the opposite:
“In a statement on the lawsuit, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) called the law “a costly and misguided measure that will set the nation on a path toward a 50-state patchwork of GMO labeling policies that do nothing to advance the health and safety of consumers.”
They’re not fooling anyone:
“Today’s move by the Grocery Manufacturers Association to prevent Vermont from requiring food companies to disclose the truth about what they put in the billions of dollars’ worth of food they sell to consumers is a desperate attempt to protect corporate shareholder profits at the expense of consumers’ rights and health,” said Organic Consumers Association’s National Director Ronnie Cummins.”