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Maryland Legislature Considers GMO Labeling Bill

By Arin Greenwood

ANNAPOLIS — Farming representatives and legislators debated Tuesday whether requiring manufacturers to label genetically modified food would empower consumers or scare them unnecessarily.

The proposal’s sponsor, Sen. Karen Montgomery, said that while genetic modification is “not all evil,” shoppers have a right to information about the food in their shopping carts. Under her bill, all foods containing genetically modified organisms would have to bear an identifying label starting July 1, 2015.

An organic farmer from Adamstown and the president of a Frederick-based cooperative asked state lawmakers to support the proposal. Nick Maravell, who owns a Buckeystown Pike farm, said though his organic …read more

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