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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Connecticut food shoppers will get access to more information

GMO Labeling Law in Connecticut

From: Jan Lee, Triple Pundit, at

Connecticut's new GMO-labeling law is a first — in more than one way.

With ceremonious flourish last week, Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law a bill that would require labeling on all products meant for human consumption that contain genetically modified ingredients (GMO). The legislation was passed by voters in June and actually received the governor's formal endorsement at that time.

The Dec. 11 ceremonial signing, which took place at the front of raw foods restaurant Catch a Healthy Habit in Fairfield, CT, was meant to send a signal: Connecticut is willing to legislate change in this arena, but it couldn't — or wouldn't — do it alone.

The voter-backed law will roll into effect only after four other Northeastern states passed their own independent GMO-labeling laws.

To read more of the law's stipulations, continue reading at ENN affiliate, Triple Pundit.

GMO label image via Shutterstock.