Most consumers are unaware of the fact that over 70% of processed foods sold in grocery stores contain at least one GM ingredient because they are not labeled. Connecticut, California, Vermont and now Minnesota are working to pass state laws that would mandate the labeling of GM foods because the FDA so far has refused to change their policies. Vermont and Connecticut’s labeling bills have been voted out of Committee, and may or may not be passed by the end of the current legislative session (May 9 in CT). California’s ballot initiative gathered more than 850,000 signatures and they believe they will be on the ballot this November.
By Analiese Paik It’s been incredibly eye opening to see democracy in action and to be an active participant in our legislative process. As I prepared to give live testimony last Wednesday, February 22, in support of HB 5117, An … Read more