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Marylanders deserve to know what's in their food [Commentary]

Marylanders deserve to know what's in their food [Commentary]

Genetically modified crops are failing to live up to their promises to produce higher yields at less environmental cost, yet they are showing up in everyday food without customers even knowing it. During this legislative session, Maryland lawmakers have the chance to empower consumers to make informed decisions by approving a very important bill (House Bill 1191/Senate Bill 778), which would require labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients.

Sen. Karen Montgomery, a Montgomery County Democrat and the sponsor of the proposal to label genetically modified food, argues that individuals have a right to know what is in their shopping carts. If passed, her bill would...