Maine Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Goes to governor to sign
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A new Maine law that would require companies to label food that contains genetically modified organisms will only go into effect if five contiguous states passed similar bills. The bill, which passed the state senate unanimously and now heads to governor Paul LePage, is designed to defray legal costs should Montsanto follow through on a threat to sue states that pass similar laws.
The state is the second to give the nod to GMO labeling legislation, following Connecticut’s passage of a similar law this month. Like Maine, Connecticut’s law won’t go into effect unless other states pass similar measures.