Farmers, Organic Retailers Debate Maryland GMO Labeling Bill

from Farming representatives and legislators debated Tuesday whether requiring manufacturers to label genetically modified food would empower consumers or scare them unnecessarily. The proposal’s sponsor, Sen. Karen Montgomery, said that while genetic modification is “not all evil,” shoppers have a right to information about the food in their shopping carts. Under her bill, all foods containing genetically modified organisms would have to bear an identifying label starting July 1, 2015.

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