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Blumenthal says he will fight federal GMO labeling restrictions

Sen. Richard Blumenthal speaking in support of funding to research and overcome the Zika virus.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Thursday he will continue to fight federal preemption of state GMO-labeling laws and plans to introduce legislation to repeal it in the next session. Such legislation would face an uphill fight in Congress. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers seek FDA crackdown on false ‘maple-flavored’ labeling

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, right, meets with Ron Wenzel of Wenzel Sugar House in front of a display comparing the amount of maple syrup in various syrup products.

WASHINGTON – It’s a sticky situation, but Rep. Joe Courtney and other Connecticut lawmakers are backing the state’s maple sugar producers who say they – and consumers – are being hurt by those who mislabel their products as containing maple. Continue Reading →

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Herbicide finding intensifies battle over GMO labeling

Hybrid corn  growing in Ohio.

More than two years after passing the nation’s first law requiring labels on most foods containing genetically engineered components, there are still no labels for Genetically Modified Organisms – GMOs – in Connecticut or anywhere else in the U.S. But GMO labeling advocates now have some new ammunition for a counter-offensive. Continue Reading →

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