Connecticut Debates Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

The Surprisingly Complex Debate Over Whether Genetically Modified Foods Should Be Labeled (By Gregory B. Hladky, Hartford Advocate, March 29, 2011) EXCERPT: Letting Connecticut consumers know if the food they're buying has been genetically modified seems like an innocent enough idea. After all, U.S. government experts say it's safe, the agri-industrial giants say it's safe, and so do the food manufacturing conglomerates. So why do you suppose everyone is expecting an all-out legislative Blitzkrieg to be waged against a little proposal in Connecticut's General Assembly to require labeling of genetically modified foods? “Anytime you step on somebody's toes, you're going to stir up a hornet's nest,” explains state Rep. Richard Roy, the Milford Democrat who attached the labeling proposal to a bill that came out of the legislature's Environment Committee last week. Read more...

3 Comments on Connecticut Debates Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

  1. The reasons for there not being labels on gmo foods, and by-products, is simply because of the swinging door between agricultural biotech companies like Monsanto and the U.S. government. The world-wide deregulation of gmo labeling requirements would also open up free trade of these genetically engineered and modified foods particularly to the European countries which currently do not even allow rBGH in their milk.

  2. Hi there – the link to the rest of the article doesn’t seem to work. It just goes to the main page for the Hartford Advocate.

    • Thanks for bringing this to my attention. This happens more than I’d like with media sites. I’ll try to track it down if I can. Problem is I can’t post whole stories from other sources because of copyright laws, and when the entities that publish them choose to remove them from their website or change their location it is often impossible for me to know, and difficult for me to find the original story even when I do. My apologies. But I’d suggest contacting the source itself and asking where you can find the article in its entirety. I simply can’t backcheck all the links in the the 1200+ posts I’ve posted on this site. If you find it, please let me know so that I can make the correction.

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