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VT's GMO Food Labeling Law Takes Effect Today

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Vermont's new law requiring genetically modified food to be labeled as such is set to take effect Friday, but it might soon be erased from the books by federal action.

Family-owned and chain grocery stores, co-ops and food companies say they're ready to comply with the law. It was enacted in 2014 with a two-year window for businesses to prepare.

But last week, the leading Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee announced a compromise bill that would force GMO labeling nationwide, but with less stringent requirements than Vermont's law.

At Montpelier's Hunger Mountain Co-op, which specializes in local and natural foods, general manager Kari Bradley calls it frustrating that Vermont's law could be pre-empted by federal legislation.

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