ALBANY, N.Y.—A bill that would require labels on food products containing ingredients from genetically modified crops has passed a hurdle in the New York assembly.
The measure was endorsed on Tuesday by the assembly’s consumer affairs and protection committee.
The bill would apply to genetically modified fruits, vegetables, and processed foods as well as items that contain ingredients like oil or sugar that are derived from genetically engineered crops.
Vermont has already adopted a labeling law. Maine and Connecticut have too, but the requirement in those states won’t take effect until other states follow suit.
A vote of the full NY assembly has not been scheduled.