- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - In a story Jan. 27 about hearings on food made with genetically modified organisms, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the state’s plan. The state is writing rules governing the labeling of foods made with GMOs; it is not planning to ban GMOs.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Vermont calls more GMO hearings, extends comment deadline

Vermont attorney general calls more hearings on GMO labeling law, extends comment deadline

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Attorney General’s office is calling a second public hearing on the state’s plan to implement rules on the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms.

In addition to the second hearing scheduled for Feb. 4 at the Vermont Statehouse, the state has extended by two weeks the deadline for submitting written comments on the proposed rules.

The new deadline for written comments is Feb. 12.

Attorney General Bill Sorrell says officials are worried interested parties wouldn’t be able to get their comments in before the original deadline.

Last year the Vermont Legislature passed the nation’s first law to require the labeling of food made with GMOs.

A number of groups have filed suit to block the law, due to take effect in the summer of 2016.

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