New York State Assembly Member, Linda Rosenthal, is the sponsor of a bill that would require genetically modified food, otherwise known as “GMO’s,” to be labeled as such. Even though the bill has bipartisan support now, this is the second time it has been proposed; the bill was voted down in June of 2013. States such as Connecticut and Maine have enacted GMO labeling laws. However, neither of the states’ laws on GMO labeling will go into effect until other states in the Northeast region of the U.S. enact similar legislation. Recently, a relatively similar bill was voted down in New Hampshire, but in New Hampshire the effect of the law would not have been contingent upon the actions of surrounding states.
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