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Eight states currently debating GMO labelling legislation

| | January 28, 2016
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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:

. . . Maine and Massachusetts are likely the states to watch for action. . . . .The latest on Maine’s bill here and Pro Ag looked at the Massachusetts bill late last year here.

. . .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.

— Florida: A pair of bills would require labeling of GMO foods and raw agricultural commodities. . . .  The bills are here and 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:

Read full, original post: State Watch — So Many GMO Bills

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