Defying repeated threats of a lawsuit from Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), on May 8, Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont, signed a historic bill requiring food manufacturers to label genetically engineered (GE) foods, and to drop the practice of labeling GE foods as “natural” or “all natural.”

On May 9, true to its word, the GMA confirmed that it will sue Vermont in federal court to overturn H. 112.

Vermont is prepared to fight back. The state has already established a “food fight” legal defense fund. Legal analysts say Vermont will likely win.


6 thoughts on “Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association will sue Vermont over its GMO labeling law

  1. That’s one brave governor! Thank God for politicians like him!! NY is currently deciding whether to pass similar legislation. Corporations like Monsanto shouldn’t get to bully consumers!


    • Governor Cuomo worries me. His support for charter schools, as well as his involvement in that bizarre episode that shifted control of the state senate to Republicans, makes me suspicious of his motives. He acts like a corporatist.


      • Yeah, he worries me, too. There’s also talk that he’s getting money from fracking companies in exchange for allowing fracking in NY. He hasn’t allowed it yet, but he’s been dragging his feet on making a final decision about it. He’s been saying for years that he’s “close” to making a decision.

        I don’t know that much about charter schools. Are they worse than public schools?


        • The intense debate over charter schools covers far more issues than just performance. New York City is “ground zero” in a controversy surrounding privatization, corporate profits, taxpayer funding, collective bargaining, re-segregation, curriculum, accountability, and more. Please scroll down to the “categories” button and select “education,” or visit this link for further reading: https://thesecularjurist.wordpress.com/category/education-2/


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