A 3525 was first introduced in 2013 and then re-introduced in January 2014. According to its summary, the bill “provides for the labeling of food or food products that contain a genetically modified material or that are produced with a genetically modified material.”
You can read the full text and track its status here.
The companion bill S 3835 contains the same language.
According to GMO-Free New York, the bills have 51 co-sponsors in the assembly and 11 in the senate. The assembly bill could come up for a hearing in March.
GMO Free NY Update: New York GMO Labeling Bill A.3525-A was given a hearing on July 30th, 2013. At the end of the hearing the committee Chair Jeffrey Dinowitz promised to bring the bill up for a vote in January 2014!.
GMO Free NY is a volunteer-run grassroots organization allied with the National Right to Know GMO Coalition of States. We’re here because we believe it’s time for full disclosure and transparency regarding the presence of genetically modified foods and ingredients in our food supply.
Our Mission is to inspire and empower New Yorkers to help us pass a bill to mandate the labeling of genetically engineered food or foods containing genetically engineered ingredients sold in New York by 2014!
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