On October 17, 2013, the PA House referred a bill proposing mandatory labeling of foods that have been entirely or partially genetically engineered to the committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The label would include the words, “Produced with Genetic Engineering.” If the bill (HB 1770) is reported out of the Ag and Rural Affairs committee, it will be considered by the entire House of Representatives.
For more information on GMO Labeling, please see the Penn State Agricultural Law Center’s Current Issues/GMO Labeling webpage.
For a list of states with genetically modified food labeling initiatives, see the Center for Food Safety website on State Labeling Initiatives.
Written by Sarah L. Doyle - Research Assistant
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
October 21, 2013