On January 31, 2013, HB-1192, “Concerning Labeling Requirements for Genetically Engineered Food”, was introduced to the Colorado House of Representatives to require mandatory labeling of GMO foods sold in the state of Colorado. The bill was introduced by Colorado Representative Jeanne Labuda and assigned to the Health, Insurance and Environment committee.
According to the HB-1192 summary:
“The bill defines "genetically engineered" and requires a person selling, distributing, or offering for sale food in Colorado that he or she is aware contains genetically engineered material or was produced with genetically engineered material to label the food as follows: "This product contains genetically engineered material or was produced with genetically engineered material". The bill exempts certain foods from the labeling requirement and requires food comprised with more than 1% genetically engineered material to be labeled.”
Unfortunately, HB-1192 was postponed indefinitely on 2/21/13 and means that Coloradoans will have to look to the 2014 legislative session.
GMO Free Colorado is a statewide grassroots effort and member of the Coalition of States for GMO Labeling. Their aim is to raise awareness and protect our right to know by passing ballot initiatives requiring GMO labeling in the state of Colorado.
To learn more about what’s happening in your state visit Right To Know Colorado.