Deal reached on labels for genetically modified food

CTV Winnipeg | July 6, 2011

Regulators from more than 100 countries have agreed to new guidelines that will make it easier for food makers to say on their labels whether their products contain genetically-modified ingredients. But consumers in Canada are unlikely to see any changes here.

The Codex Alimentarius Commission, a group of more than 100 of the world’s food safety regulatory agencies, agreed to the guidelines on Tuesday, after years of debate.

Until now, the U.S. had objected to such labels. But during the annual Codex summit in Geneva this week, the U.S. delegation surprised many by deciding to drop its opposition.

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