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State Lawmakers Say Deal Reached On GMO Labeling

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Senate leaders say they’ve reached a compromise with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on new bipartisan legislation that would mandate special labels on food that contains genetically modified ingredients.

Democratic Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr. and Republican Senate Minority Leader John McKinney announced the Senate would vote Saturday on the new agreement.

On May 24, the House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the labels only after five other states with an aggregate population of 25 million people also require them. Two of the states must be New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts or Rhode Island.

The Senate, however, previously approved a dueling bill that required food to be labeled as of July 2016, or 2015 if several Eastern states pass similar legislation.

Malloy had backed the House bill.

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