A lawsuit against the now defunct Vermont GMO labeling law was dismissed this week, after the parties to the lawsuit agreed the suit was no longer needed. That’s because of the federal GMO labeling bill passed by Congress in July and signed by the President, preempts state labeling laws. The lawsuit was filed in 2014. In August, Vermont’s Attorney General said the federal GMO labeling bill meant Vermont would “no longer be enforcing” the state law. The state of Vermont reached the agreement with the Grocery Manufactures Association, Snak International, the International Dairy Foods Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, Syngenta, DuPont, Dow, Bayer, Monsanto and Conagra.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.