With my home state being recently known for tragedy beyond imagining, it is refreshing that our senate has backed a bill 35 to 1 to label genetically modified food. While this has been hailed by supporters as a victory thus far, we are not out of the water just yet. The bill still must be passed by the House of Representatives, and then signed into law by the Governor. It then wouldn’t even be enacted until three other states pass similar legislation. Now, as much as I do not follow politics, I do follow food security, conservation, and health, and I feel this is still a great move forward for us as a state and as a nation.
Hopefully we can catch up to just about every other industrialized country in the world and be able to make informed decisions about what we put into our bodies.
For more information, check these out:
- Hartford Courant Article – Senate Approves GMO Labeling Bill
- “An Act Concerning Genetically Engineered Baby Food”
- US Senate Bars GMO Labels as March Against Monsanto Revs Up