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Connecticut lawmakers fear Monsanto more than #GMO crops. Labeling bill dies over lawsuit concerns. via @MatMcDermott

Connecticut lawmakers fear Monsanto more than #GMO crops. Labeling bill dies over lawsuit concerns. via @MatMcDermott

Millions Against Monsanto /CC BY 2.0 Remember all the cheering when Connecticut legislators proposed a bill requiring the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in food ? Well, you can start booing. Loudly. As the Fairfield Green Food Guide reports, legislators have gotten cold feet, removing the entire part of the bill requiring labeling of the GM ingredients, fearing lawsuit by the big corporate behemoth Monsanto. Representative Richard Roy, one of the bill's original sponsors says, The labeling provision was eliminated from the bill due to fears that it opened the state up to a lawsuit. The attorneys for the leadership and Governor's office felt the Constitutional rights of Monsanto gave them the power to successfully sue the state. Their main duty was to protect the welfare of the state. Weak willed trembling nebbishness, your epitome is here. Protecting the welf...

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