A White House petition asking President Barack Obama to veto the GMO labeling bill reached 100,000 signatures recently, passing the threshold needed to get a formal response from the President. However, as Politico reports, the petition is almost certainly too little too late, as Obama has already said he intends to sign the bill. In the midst of the bill getting through Congress, the White House earlier this month said the President would sign the bill; however, there is no indication when he may do so. The House and Senate passed the compromise bill earlier this month. The legislations preempts state labeling laws, such as the Vermont law, and mandate’s GMO disclosure through on-package labeling or smart labels.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.