Wyoming- A Wyoming legislative panel is considering a proposal that would ask the federal government to take the lead on how genetically modified foods are labeled.
The Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Interim Committee is scheduled to consider this month a resolution asking Congress to pass legislation creating a national policy for the labeling of the products.
The move comes as other states have passed laws requiring companies to label products that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
Several groups and national advocates have argued there should be more transparency with a technology they say is untested.
But supporters in Wyoming say genetically engineered foods and ingredients are safe and are an important part of the state's economy.