Utah lawmaker proposes panel to look at labeling genetically modified foods
SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Brian Greene, R-Pleasant Grove, said he wants Utahns to know whether the food they’re eating has been genetically modified.
So he is sponsoring HB205, a bill that calls for lawmakers to talk with their counterparts in other states about how such food should be labeled.
“People think it’s strange a limited government guy would be proposing something like this,” Greene said. “People deserve the right to know.”
Greene said he initially sought to require labeling of so-called GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, citing the “huge and growing concern” about modified foods. But he said he realized that would be “a huge uphill battle,” given that similar labeling requirements have been tied up in Congress for years and approved only in two states, Connecticut and Maine.
The newly introduced bill would require a report from the lawmakers appointed to work on a multistate agreement by Nov. 30, 2015.
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