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Proposal Would Require Labels On Genetically Modified Foods

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers will be looking at legislation requiring genetically engineered foods to be clearly labeled as such.

The Environment Committee will review the bill during a public hearing Wednesday morning.

The legislation looks to require labeling on any food for sale in the state that is produced with genetic engineering.

Foods sold without this label, even those partially produced with genetic engineering, will be considered misbranded.

The bill, however, does not require genetically engineered ingredients to be listed or identified.

Co-Chair of the Environment Committee, Rep. Richard Roy, D-Milford, said he introduced the legislation because he’s concerned about the issue.

Neither the federal government nor other states have legislation requiring labels on genetically engineered food.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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