GMO Labeling Bill Advances In NJ Legislature

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT) -- Bipartisan legislation requiring the labeling of genetically modified food sold in New Jersey was cleared by an Assembly panel on Monday despite business concerns that the measure will be too costly and indirectly expose companies to new liability under the state's powerful consumer fraud law.

The Assembly Budget Committee released the bill, A3192, whose sponsor, Assemblywoman Linda Stender, D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset, said it will help consumers make more informed decisions about what they eat.

“Many people have concerns about the health and environmental impacts of genetically engineered food,...
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