Great News! Connecticut becomes first state to require labeling of GMO’s

Excerpt: “FAIRFIELD, CT (WFSB) –

Connecticut has become a pioneer in food labeling as it is the first state to pass legislation to make companies say if their products contain genetically modified organisms or GMOs.

GMOs are used to help plants be resistant to herbicides and pesticides, but it’s done by taking DNA from a bacteria or a virus, which is inserted into the seed. GMOs are commonly found inĀ  corn, soy, canola and sugar.

Gov. Dannel Malloy held a ceremonial bill signing in Fairfield on Wednesday to commemorate a bill that requires certain foods intended for humans to be clearly marked that it is entirely or partially genetically engineered.

“People need to demand GMO labeling,” Malloy said. “Some companies are doing this and we need to move in that direction.”

According to the statement, Connecticut’s law goes into effect after four other states enacted similar legislation.

“I am proud that leaders from each of the legislative caucuses can come together to make our state the first in the nation to require the labeling of (Genetically Modified Organisms),” Malloy said in a statement. “The end result is a law that shows our commitment to consumers’ right to know while catalyzing other states to take similar action.”

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You might ask, “why all the fuss about agricultural genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?” After all, regulatory agencies have approved these technologies for widespread application and consumption, so they must be safe, right? Well, the truth is that there is no agency and no industry that works to protect our health. At best, the EPA, USDA, and FDA attempt to respond to our disease after the cause is widespread.

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