“After the state’s House of Representatives approved LD 718 on Tuesday by a vote of 141 to 4, the Senate unanimously approved a similar version of the bill on Wednesday. Once differences are ironed out between the two measures, the final bill will head to Gov. Paul LePage’s desk.”
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Connecticut is the first state in the United States to pass a law that requires genetically-engineered food to be labeled. Although, compromises had to made with legislators to get it passed; four other states in the northeast region of the US must also enact similar bills before this bill in Connecticut will take effect. Read the full story on how they accomplished this here.