Vermont Sued For Its Gmo Labeling Law - New York Food |

Thus, the suit claims that the Act exceeds Vermonts authority under the US Constitution and should be invalidated in its entirety. The suit states in the Factual Background section that 93% of US soybeans and 90% of corn varieties in the US are produced from genetically modified seeds, as are 88% of cotton and half of all sugar, (from GM sugar beets). It also notes that the Hawaiian papaya was saved from major crop loss if not extinction by modifying the papaya to be resistant to the spread of a serious plant virus. Genetic engineered crops result in dramatic reductions in highly toxic pesticides and the use of much more benign herbicides. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit