Large food manufacturers and industry representatives are fighting a renewed push to force them to disclose genetically modified ingredients in food products as Massachusetts lawmakers weigh legislation that would require so-called GMO labels.
Maine and Connecticut have enacted labeling laws for engineered foods, but laws in those states won’t go into effect until other states in the region do the same. Vermont lawmakers are poised to pass similar GMO labeling legislation.
As laws pass in other New England states, Massachusetts lawmakers are being pushed from both sides as proponents of labeling genetically engineered food make a pitch to require labels and the food industry argues it is an unnecessary move that only the federal government can dictate.
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