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Four national organizations whose members would be affected by Vermont's new labeling law for genetically engineered foods filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court challenging the measure's constitutionality.
"Vermont's mandatory GMO labeling law — Act 120 — is a costly and misguided measure that will set the nation on a path toward a 50-state patchwork of GMO labeling policies that do nothing to advance the health and safety of consumers," the Grocery Manufacturers Association said in a statement about the lawsuit.
The state Legislature passed the labeling law in April, and Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the bill in May. The labeling requirements would take effect July 1, 2016.
originally posted by: Metallicus
In what reality is labeling what we eat a BAD thing?
These GMO promoting morons need to get kicked right out of court.
originally posted by: MagicWand67
I sure hope that they lose this law suit and other states create labeling laws.
I was very disappointed with my state (CA) when the GMO labeling bill was defeated here.
I feel like being a contrarian. The responses in this thread show why the lawsuit (to set aside the mandatory labelling act) should prevail.
Certainly, consumers should have information about what they're eating, but what will they be getting with a GMO label? The responses say it's terrible, and we hate it. There are campaigners world-wide who will mount protests and picket, and issue fear-mongering press releases.
We know that is likely, look at Alar and DDT.
And all of these attacks based on what evidence? The French study has been shown to be a hoax. The scientific community hasn't come out against GMO. (Some have, but there's even less of a consensus here than there is for Global Warming or whatever it's called.)
What does this labeling do? What will be achieved if we ban GMO foods? For one, millions will die because of vitamin deficiency, that's why Golden Rice is being hailed as a great hope in Asia. Secondly, since GMO methods produce more food than other types, many will die because of lack of food.
It just hit me. Some environmentalists have called humanity a cancer on the earth and that the population must be decreased. Is this a way to cause more deaths while not directly killing anyone? I don't know.
Also banning GMO hurts a few large corporations like Monsanto. I know, I know, it used to be all the rage to hate large corporations, but we should really check Obama's list to find out whether Monsanto is on his hate list, or on his list of large corporations he loves and will bail out because they support him.
Finally, it will provide consumers with misleading information. Labeling something as GMO should have the same scientific value as saying that the food was produced in a Southern State (None that has been shown to be true)
Oh, Erin Brokovich? Several studies have shown that she was making up cancer numbers and that the area around the town had no more cancers than other places without gas wells. Same thing with Carson's bogus claims in Silent Spring. And the gigantic mouse tumors? After looking at the reports, scientists concluded that dosages of that size of just about anything, would kill the mice, or deform them.
originally posted by: thekaboose
I know Im asking for trouble when I post this. I know that what I say next might seem like an attack on people but when people say GM is terrible and how it should be banned (some may say world wide). First thing Look up the following man:
Then also think to yourself: Its easy to cry outrage when you have a full stomach
NOW for the other side of the argument;
They should lable them, nuff said. People will still buy their products. Small margin will look at it and go "oh hell no" then a smaller margin of that margin will end up going back to GM because its cheaper
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
reading some of the responses - one wonders how any person who has even been within 100m of a GMO food product is still alive