Food manufacturers and agribusiness fiercely oppose labeling laws for genetically modified food. They say the label would suggest the food is unsafe.
The bill would have created a national voluntary labeling standard — and prevented Vermont’s mandatory labeling law from going into effect July 1. A compromise might yet be reached.
Disagreement over terms like “all natural” or “100 percent natural” has spawned dozens of lawsuits. The Food and Drug Administration is requesting comments from the public on what “natural” means.