Ben & Jerry’s Founder, Sen. Hwang, Rep. Steinberg Support GMO Labeling for Children’s Foods

March 3, 2016
Sen. Tony Hwang (far left), Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream founder Jerry Greenfield (at podium), Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (far right).

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


Sen. Tony Hwang and Rep. Jonathan Steinberg 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.