NH Senate Committee Considering Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Bill

By Joe Gullo

Published 02/19 2014 01:16PM

Updated 02/19 2014 01:21PM

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is debating a bill that would require genetically engineered foods to be labeled.   

The bill states that it is designed to help consumers make informed decisions about the food they are buying. 

Any food that is genetically engineered would have to be labeled with either of the following, "Products with Genetic Engineering" or "Partially Produced With Genetic Engineering."

Any food that is genetically engineered and is not labeled would be subject to inspection and enforcement. 

The law would go into effect by January 2018 if at least four of the states pass genetically engineered food legislation: Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. If not, then the legislation will not take affect. 

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