- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Supporters of a proposal to require labels on foods containing genetically engineered ingredients are making another push before lawmakers return to Albany later this month.

Advocates of GMO labeling are planning two events Thursday in New York City to urge lawmakers to pass the measure.

Supporters argue people should know if food contains GMO ingredients.

Opponents including food producers and agricultural companies say GMOs are safe and that labels will increase prices while unnecessarily frightening consumers. They successfully blocked the law last year.

Lawmakers haven’t set a vote on the measure. Backers of the proposal say they hope the Legislature takes it up when they return to the Capitol later this month to finish the 2015 session.

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