Vermont's two U.S. senators are criticizing legislation that would block states from requiring labeling of genetically modified foods.
Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders issued a joint statement saying Vermont's GMO labeling law, set to take effect this July, should be allowed to go forward.
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee is nearing completion of work on a bill that would take the labeling decision out of the hands of individual states.
Leahy and Sanders say they support a national GMO labeling law, but states should be allowed to go ahead if the federal government won't act.