USDA Issues Letter to All State Governors Regarding Federal GMO Preemption Law

Governor Paul LePage received a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture highlighting the newly passed federal legislation regarding the specific clause that preempts states from implementing their own GMO labeling regulations.  The letter also makes note that the USDA will shortly begin rule making to set in place a national standard for the labeling of genetically engineered products.  Maine’s GMO labeling law which is not in effect remains on the books but will not be implemented.

To read the letter, click here.