Bill would set up GMO labeling discussions

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A state legislator wants to set up legislators to review how Utah and other states approach genetically modified foods.

Rep. Brian Greene, a Republican from Pleasant Grove, says his bill would require lawmakers to hold discussions with lawmakers in other states about how those foods should be labeled.

Greene told the Deseret News (http://bit.ly/Lt1qiW ) that genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs, are concerning to some Utah residents who want to know what’s in their food.

He says he shied away from requiring labeling of the foods because similar proposals have stalled in Congress and have only passed in two other states.

He says labeling requirements would be an uphill battle in Utah.

Instead, his proposal requires lawmakers to report on a multistate agreement by late 2015.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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