Check out this Mother Jones story about how Monsanto has managed to boost its stock prices by selling more genetically modified corn seed and the pesticide that kills everything but that particular type of crop.
The fascinating part is the fact that Monsanto, the world's leading GMO company, keeps claiming the use of its patented seeds helps reduce pesticide use. The facts seem to contradict that idea, but that is only helping to boost its stock value.
Connecticut lawmakers don't seem to be buying the other line being promoted by Monsanto and the rest of the Big Food industry, that labeling GMO foods would only "confuse" consumers.
A bill in the General Assembly to require labeling of all GMO foods sold in this state recently cleared the legislature's Public Health Committee on a 23-4 vote. A second measure to require clear labeling of all baby foods and formulas that contain GMOs has also made it through the children committee.
Tara Cook-Littman, one of the activists pushing for GMO labeling in this state, says the goal now is to bring these bills up for a vote in the state House.
The goal of the opponents of the bills will be to get the legislation side-tracked to as many other legislative committees as possible, hoping to either kill them outright or delay things long enough that the General Assembly runs out of time to vote on the GMO issue.