AUGUSTA – Maine residents can soon weigh in on a bill that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled.
It would amend the states current labeling law, which requires 4 contiguous states to pass a similar measure. The bill would require foods distributed in Maine to include a label if GMO’s were used to produce it.
Restaurants, medical food, and alcoholic beverages would be exempt from the requirement.
A public hearing before the joint standing committee on agriculture, conservation and forestry will be held this Thursday.