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Sponsors Hungry for Action on Bill Labeling Genetically Modified Food

Food products made from common ingredients like soybeans may look and taste the same, but when their genetic code has been altered to make them more cost-efficient to grow, the food industry and activists are sharply divided.

Sponsors Hungry for Action on Bill Labeling Genetically Modified Food

Food products made from common ingredients like soybeans may look and taste the same, but when their genetic code has been altered to make them more cost-efficient to grow, the food industry and activists are sharply divided.

That division is being made all the deeper by a bill that has been reintroduced this year, one that would require all genetically modified food in the state to be labeled as such.

"I think it’s very reasonable to know whether the food we are eating has been substantially altered genetically by the change of its chemical structure," said

Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Middlesex, Somerset and Union).

"People should be able to choose whether they want to be part of the largest human experiment on Earth," she added.

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