June 28, 2016

Specialty Food June 25, 2016 Two U.S. Senators reached a deal that would nullify Vermont’s GMO labeling law, which is scheduled to go into effect July 1. Sponsored by Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Sen. Pat Roberts, the bipartisan bill would create the first mandatory, nationwide label for food products containing …

June 27, 2016

Independent Record June 26, 2016 by TOM LUTEY BILLINGS — The national battle over whether food labels should identify genetically modified ingredients took a major turn that Montana producers say they can stomach, but don’t necessarily find helpful. After years of debate over whether genetically modified ingredients were unique enough to …

June 27, 2016

The Washington Times June 24, 2016 by DAVE GRAM MONTPELIER, VT. Vermonters reacted with mixed emotions Friday to the prospects that a U.S. Senate compromise on labeling genetically modified foods could set aside a state law due to take effect next week. The law, effective July 1, would make Vermont the first state …

June 25, 2016

Civil Beat June 22, 2016 by Patrick K. Shea If the state Legislature were willing to lead on important pesticide and genetically engineered (GE) crop issues, counties could obtain the protections they seek for their citizens and for their land without having to devote time and resources to defending thoughtful and …

June 22, 2016

Capital Press June 20, 2016 by Mateusz Perkowski If the USDA has only limited authority over biotechnology, how much power do states and counties have to restrict genetically engineered crops?This question arose from a pivotal ruling issued by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three years ago, and the appellate …