Genetically Modified Food Labeling Bill Fails In NH House

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 2:05 PM EST) -- New Hampshire lawmakers voted down legislation on Wednesday that would have required companies to label genetically modified food, refusing to follow two other New England states that recently approved the labeling mandate.

The state House of Representatives rejected H.B. 660 by a vote of 185 to 162. The majority of the representatives voting against the bill were Republicans, though roughly a third of the Democrats who voted on the measure also opposed it. The bill was introduced in January 2013 by five Democrats.

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