Activists Testify for GMO Food Label


AUGUSTA - For years, the issue of genetically modified foods has been brought forth by concerned individuals. Now a potential bill could let consumers know what's in their food.  Our Erin Thomas reports.
Dozens of activists, health officials, and farmers testified in favor of LD 718, an act to protect maine food consumers' "right to know" about genetically engineered food and seed stock.
If passed, the bill would require a label on foods with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
Others feel the label could affect the farming industry in Maine.
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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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