June 3, 2013
HARTFORD — House and Senate leaders, who earlier this month produced separate bills on the labeling of products with genetically modified organisms, reached a compromise Saturday that would make Connecticut a national leader in advising consumers.
The bill, approved 34-0 in the Senate after a brief evening debate, would require support from other neighboring states to create a core group for a labeling law, without forcing business to create new labels just for Connecticut.
The bipartisan deal replaces a Senate bill that would have allowed the state to stand alone by 2016 even if no other states took part in the GMO labeling effort, as well as a different House bill.
“This is a great day that we in Connecticut can lead the way on helping moms and dads across Connecticut, but I believe this can catch on across the nation, so that they can be informed and make informed choices when they buy foods,” said Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield.
This article was posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10:37 am