22 Mar '12, 9pm

Connecticut Takes First Step Toward GMO Labeling Law

Connecticut Takes First Step Toward GMO Labeling Law

The federal government hasn't been very responsive to the estimated 92 percent of Americans who want genetically engineered foods to be labeled, so states have started to take the issue on themselves: about 20 states are considering a labeling requirement. But it looks like Connecticut is close to actually passing one. Yesterday, the state legislature's Environment Committee voted 23-6 to approve a measure requiring food producers to label genetically modified foods. AP reports : "It's something that's coming, and I think we can be in the forefront in helping shape how it's done," said Democratic Rep. Richard Roy, the committee's House chairman. "Think of us as the mouse that roared." The federal government and states do not require labeling for all genetically modified foods. Connecticut is among nearly 20 states considering a requirement, with backers saying genetically ...

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