The Assembly’s Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection passed a bill Tuesday that would require mandatory labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
“Today’s vote … moves us one step closer to fulfilling New Yorkers’ right to know what is in the food they feed their families,” said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, the bill’s sponsor. “With the recent FDA approval of the controversial GMO salmon, more and more people across the U.S. are demanding that states pass labeling laws. Now is the time for Albany to act and pass mandatory GMO labeling in 2016.”
Sixty-four countries — including the European Union, Australia, Japan, China, Russia and India — require GMO labeling. Here in the United States, Alaska, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont already have labeling laws.