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Vermont's new GMO law may upend food industry nationwide
Vermont's new GMO law may upend food industry nationwide

The biggest worry weighing on the nation's food industry may not be drought in the West, farmworker shortages or turbulent international trade negotiations, but a change in the regulatory code in Vermont. Under a law signed this month, the tiny New England state, population 626,000, will soon require that food companies tell consumers which products on grocers' shelves have genetically modified ingredients. In doing so, Vermont could force food growers, processors and retailers to upend how they serve hundreds of millions of customers nationwide. The law puts Vermont at the forefront of a national movement that major food processors and agricultural companies are doing their utmost to...

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