Conn. Lawmakers Urge NY To Pass GMO Labeling Bill

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) -

Key Connecticut legislators, including the president of the state Senate, are urging their colleagues in neighboring New York to pass legislation that’s similar to a Connecticut law that requires genetically modified food to be labeled for consumers.

Connecticut’s labeling law, enacted earlier this year, won’t take effect until four other states, including a border state, with a combined population of 20 million people, pass similar legislation.

Bills are also pending in Maine and Vermont.