New Hampshire’s House rejected a bill last week that would have required genetically modified foods to be labeled. In a vote of 185-162, the bill was killed.
Supporters of the bill claim New Hampshire residents have a right to know what’s in the food they eat, a refrain heard from many anti-GMO groups who’ve been pushing for similar legislation across the country.
“The reality is most of us are living every day with the benefits of genetic engineering,” Rep. Linda Lauer (D-Bath) told the Associated Press. She explained that insulin has been genetically modified since 1982.
Lauer explained that the bill would only tell consumers that ingredients were genetically modified and wouldn’t provide accurate information about what was in the food.