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Even as Congress looks to work out a solution on GMO labeling, state legislatures are once again looking at the issue and other controls for the technology. In . . . New York, legislators in Albany are considering bills on everything from labeling food and seed, to liability for contamination of organic crops, to a prohibition on cultivation of GE crops and the sale of GE salmon. . . .Details on the bills in New York here: http://bit.ly/1PxVWNH.
. . .Other states are also already looking at legislation related to GMOs. Among them are:
— Rhode Island: Lawmakers here are considering at least three bills that would require GMO foods to be labeled. . . . Details on the legislation here.
— Alaska: While the state already has a law requiring the labeling of GE salmon, lawmakers are now weighing a measure that would ban the sale of any GMO fish or fish product in the state. . .The bills are here and here.
— Missouri: A bill in the state House would require the labeling of GE foods. . . while a resolution . . . calls for the science-based regulation of new agricultural technologies. The measures are here and here.
— New Jersey: The state Senate is set to consider legislation that would require products to be labeled six months after enactment of the measure: http://bit.ly/1NvYKty
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