Suit Filed Challenging GMO Rule

Although signed into law back in 2011 by President Obama during his first term in office, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) or at least certain aspects of it are still being implemented by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA guidance governing it is still being challenged, with the latest suit filed just…

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Aloha to Another Court Rebuke

It seemingly has been one court after another ensuring that government not be allowed to just do as it wishes without regard to its legal authority!  Another case in point comes from the Aloha state last week over the issue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Three local communities in the state of Hawaii had decided…

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Obama Signs GMO Labeling Law

The battle, at long last, is effectively over now as President Obama signed federal GMO labeling legislation into law one week ago today.  The law, which has been working its way through Congress for the past few years, requires food manufacturers to notify consumers of the presence of GMOs in packaged foods by one of…

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GMO Labeling Passes Congress

It has languished for quite some time since the state of Vermont passed what was effectively the first mandatory GMO labeling law in the country back in 2014, but a federal voluntary version has finally been approved by Congress.  The Senate passed the bipartisan Roberts-Stabenow bill on a 63-30 vote last week and sent the…

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Vermont GMO Labeling Law Effective Today

The Vermont law mandating the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) becomes effective today.  The law, which originally passed back in 2014 and has since survived a number of legal and political challenges, requires that any food product that contains at least 75% bioengineered content have a label specifying that the product is…

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