03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Alaska To Label Biotech Fish ...

A new Alaskan law requiring a special label for genetically modified fish is on the cutting edge of national efforts to regulate biotechnology in the food chain.

The law was passed primarily to protect the state's fishing industry, which has suffered from the growth of fish farming. Supporters also call it a breakthrough in alerting consumers about what they are eating. While European countries have required labels for all genetically modified foods since 1998, similar proposals have failed in California, Maine, Michigan, Oregon and Vermont over the past decade.