Vegetables that are genetically modified to resist pests have become a part of our daily diet, whether we like it or not. Several states have been considering legislation that would require the labeling of GMO products, but Connecticut could be the first to pass such a law. Opponents of the bill say there’s no health risk, and a law like this would pass on higher prices to consumers.
Other bills being considered would attempt to protect children and adults from toxic chemicals in products - but do state bans like this work? We’ll consider GMOs and BPAs as they become hot topics at the state capitol.
Environmentalists are blasting state energy and environment Commissioner Dan Esty for briefing clients of an investment firm in a conference call Tuesday about state plans and pending legislation on energy that could benefit Northeast Utilities – which paid Esty $205,000 in consulting fees before Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appointed him in 2011.