stock-coffee-beansIn what is no surprise to anyone who has watched the advancement of legislation in the Green Mountain state that mandates special labelling of all foodstuffs where any component contains a genetically modified organism, the Grocers Manufacturers Association announced plans recently to initiate litigation in federal court challenging the validity of the nation’s first such law to become effective.  GMO labelling, which takes effect on July 1, was signed into law by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on May 8.  The legal challenge was so certain to occur that the law even contained a provision authorizing the state of Vermont to create a fund to which citizens could donate in order to underwrite the cost of defending the law in court.