By: Darren Kramer
Connecticut U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are among a bi-partisan group of lawmakers who have sponsored a bill to require labeling of genetically engineered foods. The “Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act” would require the Food and Drug Administration to clearly label genetically engineered foods.
“As a consumer and dad, I want to know whether my family is eating food that has been altered artificially in genetics– and the American public wants and deserves to know as well,” Senator Blumenthal said. “This measure is about the right to know– disclosure of critical information about the most widely consumed products. Consumers demand disclosure and truth- telling about food, and they’re right.”