Citizens on the West Coast have led ballot initiatives to require labels on genetically modified foods. But the Northeast actually has laws on the books.
Maine this week joined Connecticut to become the second state with a law governing GMOs (genetically modified organisms) after Maine Gov. Paul LePage signed the bill.
Food companies need not scramble to change their labels. Maine's law doesn't take effect unless five contiguous states pass similar legislation, according to the Center for Food Safety, the non-profit advocacy group.