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On Tuesday June 11 the Maine State Legislature approved a bill that will require the labeling of all food made from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s).
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The bill in Maine was approved with a vote of 141 to 4 and is similar to the GMO law recently passed in Connecticut which requires 5 surrounding states to pass corresponding laws.
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Although a GMO bill was recently killed by committee in New York state, as many as 28 states nationwide have introduced corresponding bills to their legislatures.
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Banned in most of Europe the GMO’s are crop plants created by using the most current molecular biology techniques.  The plants are modified genetically to increase nutritional content, resistance to herbicides, can be drought tolerant along with other key qualities for increasing the crop health.  The main concerns with GMO seed stock is the potential risk to the natural environment, heath risks to the general population and overwhelming economic impacts.
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Learn more about GMO’s here
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Read about the labeling regulations for GMO’s here
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Read about Maine’s bill here
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