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State legislators, like most of us, generally aren’t rocket scientists, nor are they cutting-edge health researchers. So when it comes to genetically modified organisms, they just want what all of us want to know: Are GMOs safe? And should we know if they’re in our food?
Backers of state bill HB 6519 are against GM foods; the bill would require labeling for all foods containing more than nine-tenths of 1 percent GM ingredients. While there are similar proposals in 37 states, Connecticut would be the first to mandate labeling.
Backers point to anti-GMO guru Jeffery M. Smith’s contentions that GM foods are “inherently unsafe,” are related to a jump in soy allergies, Bt-triggered immune response and reproductive problems.
View the original article here: EDITORIAL: ‘Frankenfoods’ or better living through biotechnology?