Right now in Hartford, H.B. 6519, a bill to label genetically engineered foods and H.B. 6527, a bill to label GMO baby food and infant formula, have been introduced in the Connecticut legislature and thousands of mothers, farmers and activists across the state are joining together to show their support! Citizens in 64 other countries enjoy the basic right of knowing if their food has been genetically engineered, but for the past 20 years Americans have been denied this basic democratic right.
Already the opposition is working behind the scenes and we need your help today! If passed, Connecticut would become the first state in the U.S. to require mandatory labeling of GMOs in our food.
At the moment, 13 new GMO crops are awaiting approval at the USDA, including Dow Chemical’s 2,4-D Agent Orange corn and the “botox” GMO apple. At the same time, the FDA is getting ready to approve genetically engineered salmon. If approved, Aquabounty’s GMO salmon would be the first genetically engineered animal allowed on the market and it would appear on your plates unlabeled!