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Voluntary Guidelines to Allow for Labelling of World’s Genetically Modified Foods
By Gloria Galloway, The Globe and Mail, 5 July 2011
A 20-year international battle to prevent food labels from revealing the presence of genetically modified ingredients has ended, but Canadian consumers will continue to be left in the dark.
On Tuesday, the United States dropped its opposition to guidelines from the world’s food safety regulatory agencies on the labelling of food derived from modern biotechnology. Canada, like the United States, is among the largest international producers of genetically modified food, but it gave up the fight last year after arguing against GM labelling for more than a decade. [...]
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