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Connecticut Representative Richard Roy touts labeling GMOs

Connecticut State Representative Richard Roy (D-Milford) hosted a news conference and legislative forum supporting labels on products in Connecticut that contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). The clear labels would allow residents the ability to choose whether or not to purchase GMO items.

“I feel the federal government has turned its back on consumers and is more interested in helping the agriculture industry hide what is actually going into our food.” said Rep. Roy, House Chair of the Environment Committee. “In some cases, pesticides are inserted into seeds, genetically modifying the food we eat. You can’t wash out these pesticides, they’re there forever.”

The Environment Committee recently raised HB 5117, An Act Requiring the Labeling of Genetically-Engineered Foods. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection and Commissioner of Consumer Protection would be responsible for label content and form.

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