The people of the United States want to know when there are genetically modified ingredients in their food. Not only do we want to know what we’re putting on the dinner table, we deserve to know – period. Connecticut lawmakers recently took a significant step towards making that a reality when they passed legislation that would require the labeling of GMO foods. While the bill is far from perfect, it does pave the way for similar legislation across the country.
According to CT NOFA, the legislation includes a trigger clause. In order for the law to take effect, four other Northeastern states with a population of at least 20 million must pass similar bills. Considering it took some significant time and work for Connecticut to pass the first such GMO-labeling bill, it could be a while before we see this requirement met.
Voters in Maine recently took steps to…
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