News

US passes GMO labelling law to overturn Vermont ruling

Most popular

Why COVID-19 has restored plastic's popularity

Remy Cointreau Performance Trends 2016-2020

Brown-Forman Performance Trends 2016-2020 - data

COVID-19 a double-edged sword for CBD

How drinks companies can trump the water fountain

MORE

The US has rushed through a nation-wide GMO law that pre-empts a Vermont ruling that required mandatory labelling of products that contain genetically-altered ingredients.

Vermonts GMO law passed earlier this year required a label with the words “produced with genetic engineering"

Vermont's GMO law passed earlier this year required a label with the words “produced with genetic engineering"

The new law, signed by US President Barack Obama on Friday, only requires producers of GMO-based drinks to provide a QR code or phone number linking to more information. The Vermont law required a label with the words "produced with genetic engineering".

The change will come as a relief to soft drinks makers, including The Coca-Cola Co, which warned last month that some of its brands may be temporarily unavailable in Vermont as it came to grips with the new labelling laws.

However, anti-GMO activists said the new law, which won't come into effect for two years, is "discriminatory and fatally flawed" and claimed that it was motivated to "pre-empt states' ability to require meaningful GMO labelling".

A report in Consumerist.com said the law was fast-tracked through the legislative process by packaging it in a bill on the National Sea Grant College Program. 


Related Content

UK health group calls for RTDs to follow sugar tax rules

UK health group calls for RTDs to follow sugar tax rules...

The View from A Farr – Soft drinks labelling: Information overload

The View from A Farr – Soft drinks labelling: Information overload...

Focus - UK lawmakers look to rein in drinks companies

Focus - UK lawmakers look to rein in drinks companies...

Drinks manufacturers face new labelling legislation

Drinks manufacturers face new labelling legislation...

Oops! This article is copy protected.

Why can’t I copy the text on this page?

The ability to copy articles is specially reserved for people who are part of a group membership.

How do I become a group member?

To find out how you and your team can copy and share articles and save money as part of a group membership call Sean Clinton on
+44 (0)1527 573 736 or complete this form..



Forgot your password?