The following is an edited excerpt.
The state Senate on Tuesday night approved controversial legislation that would require food products to include labels telling consumers of any genetically modified organisms.
But the bill’s future in the House is in doubt, amid criticism from majority Democrats who are concerned that the legislation would require action by surrounding states.
The Connecticut Food Association warned that labeling could become an unacceptable expense for grocers and supermarkets. And advocates for the chemical industry said that science has not proven that GMOs are harmful.