Food labels under review in Colorado

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A bill is currently in progress that would give food producers the option of labeling food that doesn’t include genetically modified ingredients.

MGN Online

DENVER (AP) -- A national debate over food items containing genetically modified ingredients is headed to Colorado's Capitol.

A House committee starts work Thursday on a bill that would give food producers the option of labeling food that doesn't include genetically modified ingredients. That's a compromise attempt after lawmakers last year rejected a bill to require labels on foods that do.

States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering laws to require labels on food items made or derived from genetically modified crops, known as GMOs. Currently, only Connecticut and Maine have laws requiring labels for genetically modified food.

Seventy percent of processed foods contain at least one GMO ingredient, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 242795621 - nbc11news.com/a?a=242795621
Gray Television, Inc.