Activists pushing for a law mandating that food with genetically modified ingredients carry labels expressed disappointment in the House of Representatives.
“With the opportunity to send to the Governor’s desk a strong GMO labeling bill to protect Connecticut consumers, the House instead complacently accepted an amendment from Governor Malloy and Speaker Brendan Sharkey, despite strong protest from the advocates, that weakened the bill and makes it’s future enactment uncertain,” wrote Tara Cook-Littman of Westport, who founded GMO Free Connecticut.
“In the middle of the night, the House passed and sent a bill back to the Senate that would allow Connecticut citizens the right to know what is in their food, only after 25 million other Americans earn that right with the requirement that those 25 million be from five other states with two of those states being either New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. If you’re confused by all of this, we understand,” Littman-Cook wrote.
” This is not leadership, but an abdication of responsibility,” she wrote.