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Food industry to sue over Vermont GMO foods law

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A national food industry group says it will file suit in federal court within weeks challenging Vermont's new law that requires labels on genetically modified foods.

The Grocery Manufacturers' Association said Thursday, the same day the Vermont governor signed the law, that government has no compelling interest in warning consumers about foods containing genetically modified ingredients. The national group maintains the foods are not unsafe.

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But Vermont lawmakers said they crafted the legislation to withstand a legal challenge.

And the governor announced a new website to raise funds to help the state fight any court battles.

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