Governor Peter Shumlin and Jerry Greenfield Announce Food Fight Fudge Brownie
Vermont faces lawsuit and shouldn’t carry the financial burden – Can you help?
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MSNBC’s news program, The Ed Show, did a story on the GMO issue as well.
Update as of July 7, 2014
Today, Attorney General Bill Sorrell retained the law firm of Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber to help defend a lawsuit filed against the state by the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, Snack Food Association, International Dairy Foods Association and National Association of Manufacturers over the state’s GMO labeling law. The $1.465 million contract “includes the firm’s involvement at all stages of the lower court litigation,” said a statement released by Sorrell’s office. (Take a minute and actually follow the links for the firms suing Vermont. Read, even just a little, about their position on GMO labeling, specifically and share your reaction in the comments section below.) Lawrence S. Robbins, partner in the firm, will be the primary attorney on the case. “Larry Robbins, in particular, is an experienced litigator and took on Monsanto in 2010 when he represented the Center for Food Safety and other parties in the Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms case in the U.S. Supreme Court,” Sorrell said. “I am excited to welcome Larry and his colleagues to the team of attorneys who will defend Vermont’s GE food labeling law.” Serving as lead counsel in the case, Sorrell said that Assistant Attorney General Megan J. Shafritz will head the AG’s team, joined by Jon Alexander, Kyle Landis-Marinello, Naomi Sheffield and others, including Human Resources Commissioner Kate Duffy, who is resigning from that post Aug. 11 to work on the GMO case.