Ben & Jerry’s Founder, Hwang and Steinberg support GMO labeling for children’s foods

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream founder Jerry Greenfield visited the Legislative Office Building in Hartford March 3 to express support for legislation to require that children’s foods containing genetically modified organisms be labeled.

State Sen. Tony Hwang of Fairfield and state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg of Westport were among the lawmakers and advocates who joined with Greenfield.

The legislators said that the public has a fundamental right to know what is in their food so they can make informed choices about what they feed their families.  They said this legislation would provide that transparency and provide parents with the opportunity to better protect their children.

Greenfield has been a lead advocate in efforts to win mandatory labeling of GMOs in his home state of Vermont.

The bill, House Bill 5300, awaits a vote by the General Assembly’s Children’s Committee.

Hwang, a Republican, represents the 28th District, covering Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport. Steinberg, a Democrat, represents the 136th district, covering most of Westport.

State Sen. Tony Hwang, far left, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream founder Jerry Greenfield, at podium, and state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, far right, attened session at Legislative Office Building.

State Sen. Tony Hwang, far left, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream founder Jerry Greenfield, at podium, and state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, far right, attened session at Legislative Office Building.

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