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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu May 8, 2014 08:40 PM CDT

The Grocery Manufacturers Association said Thursday the group would file a lawsuit to overturn Vermont's new biotech labeling law signed by Gov. Pete Shumlin.

GMA, which represents the country's largest food processors, said Shumlin signed a "critically-flawed" bill that will require food companies to label any foods containing any ingredients from genetically modified crops. The law will go into effect in mid-2016.

“Consumers who prefer to avoid GM ingredients have the option to choose from an array of products already in the marketplace labeled ‘certified organic.’ The government therefore has no compelling interest in warning consumers about foods containing GM ingredients, making ...

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