Maine’s GMO labeling efforts in question after New Hampshire rejects labeling bill

Legislation in Maine that would require food producers to label products that contain genetically modified ingredients has been dealt a significant blow by lawmakers in New Hampshire.

Last week, a legislative committee in New Hampshire voted 12-8 against a labeling bill similar to Maine’s.

Although Maine’s law passed earlier this year with broad bipartisan support and the promise of a signature from Gov. Paul LePage, it will take effect only if five contiguous states pass labeling laws.

The vote by New Hampshire’s House Environment and Agriculture Committee did not kill that labeling bill, which will be considered by the full Legislature. But it marks a change in the politics that could doom its passage.

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Read the full, original story here: “N.H. lawmakers deliver blow to Maine modified-food labeling bill

 

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