March 19, 2016

Vermont forces General Mills to label GMO food

Vt Digger - General Mills, one of the nation’s largest food manufacturers, announced Friday it will begin labeling products with genetically engineered ingredients in order to comply with a Vermont law.

The announcement was made just two days after the defeat of a Senate bill that would have blocked Vermont from implementing a mandatory GMO labeling law on July 1. The law introduced by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, would have made labeling voluntary. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., pushed to kill the bill, and it failed by one vote.

That left the food manufacturing industry with a short window for complying with Vermont’s law.