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Quad Cities Latest Hotbed of Support For GMO Food Labels


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Quad Cities Latest Hotbed of Support For GMO Food Labels

Iowa Group Pushed Food Labels, Raises Awareness

Proponents of food labels for genetically engineered foods have found a new theatre for the ongoing fight. After California brought the initiative to the national spotlight, legislators in Connecticut and New Mexico have pressed for state-mandated labels. Now, GMO labels have found new support in the Midwest.

The Quad City Times recently reported on the growing popularity of the Iowa group Let Me Decide, a coalition pushing for GMO labels to enable customers to make their own decisions when buying food products. The Times also said Let Me Decide has even reached out to state officials to bring the matter before legislators.

State Laws For GMO Labels On Horizon?
Iowa State Senator Joe Seng (D-Davenport) said after meeting with Let Me Decide, it's possible the case for GMO labels could reach state legislators soon, according to the Times.

"[GMO labeling] may deserve a day before the committee, to see if this has legs," Seng, chairman of the state Senate Agriculture Committee, told The Times.

The Times also reported similar GMO legislation could have its day in front of Illinois lawmakers in the near future.