- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont assistant attorney general says about 40 people attended the first of three hearings on the state’s proposed rules to label food made with genetically modified organisms.

Assistant Attorney General Todd Daloz says people from industry groups, farmers and others attended the Tuesday hearing in Burlington.

Daloz said the attorney general’s office is responsible for making a label that will withstand legal challenges.

He says the office is interested in hearing from people who will be affected by the law.

Additional hearings this week will be in Montpelier and Brattleboro.

Proponents say the law is needed so consumers will know what’s in the food they eat. Critics say GMO foods are safe and industry groups have sued to block the law.

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