Singer Neil Young recently pledged $100,000 to oppose a lawsuit attacking a Vermont law that requires label disclosure when food products contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Young also appealed to other wealthy people to donate to back the state’s prolonged legal battle with the food industry.

In 2014, the musician boycotted Starbucks over the coffee chain’s involvement in the lawsuit.

Time reports:

I’m just a rock ’n’ roller who believes people should know what they’re eating,” Young said during a press conference in Essex Junction Sunday evening, local NBC affiliate WPTZ reports. Young appeared alongside Vermont governor Peter Shumlin, who said the rocker had called him “out of the blue” 10 days earlier to offer his support for the campaign.

A coalition of food industry representatives, led by the Grocery Manufacturers Alliance, have attempted to overturn the law as “a costly and misguided measure.”

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–Posted by Roisin Davis

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