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Whole Foods says all products in its North American stores will have labels disclosing if they contain genetically modified ingredients by 2018.
The company says it's the first national grocery chain to set such a deadline for labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. A spokeswoman for Whole Foods said organic foods will not have to carry the labels since they do not contain GMOs by definition. Although Whole Foods is known as an organic grocer, it also sells a wide array of non-organic products.
Whole Foods Market Inc. notes that it has been working with suppliers for years to source products that don't have GMO ingredients.
- Associated Press