Last month, Connecticut became the first state in the nation to pass a bill requiring labels on genetically modified foods.
The legislation will require sellers and producers of genetically modified foods to label their products as such.
But when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed the bill into law on June 25, that wasn’t the end of the story.
The law has a caveat, in that a three-part “trigger” must be met before it becomes effective:
-Four other states must enact similar legislation
-One of the four states must share a border with Connecticut
-The combined population of the northeastern states that enact GMO-labeling laws must total more than 20 million in population based on the 2010 census.