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Photo: <a href="">WILPF</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: WILPF, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York is on the path to labeling GMOs, too

Today, Vermont will become the first state to enact a GMO labeling law. Many people want New York to follow suit. Foods with GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are tweaked for certain characteristics, like disease resistance or size. GMOs are already on the market, in crops like soybean and corn.

Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, a Democrat from New York City, is the lead sponsor of the New York GMO labeling bill. "The bill, actually, is a consumer right-to-know bill. Because people who purchase food for themselves and their family should know and want to know," Rosenthal said yesterday on the public radio program Capitol Pressroom.  Go to full article
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Photo from the Yorktown Technologies website

Glo-Fish: Fun Pet or Dangerous Trend?

The public release of a little aquarium fish that glows in the dark is stirring the waters of the genetic engineering debate. The fish is billed as the world's first genetically pet. It's been banned in California, but it's already available in the North Country. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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