More than 20 years ago, the FDA determined that genetically engineered (GE) ingredients do not create a safety concern.  Statement of Policy: Foods Derived From New Plant Varieties, 57 FR 22984-01 (1992).  The FDA has since rejected several attempts to force manufacturers to indicate which foods contain GE ingredients on food labels.  On May 8, 2014, Vermont enacted a law requiring manufacturers to label foods sold in the state that contain GE plant material.  Many non-organic foods in the U.S. contain GE ingredients.  On June 12, 2014, four food associations filed suit in Vermont alleging that the labeling law violates the U.S. Constitution.
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