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Protesters join rallies across the globe targeting Monsanto and modified crops

HEALTH CONCERNS:While the US government and manufacturers insist genetically modified food is safe, critics say it affects health and harms the environment

AP, LOS ANGELES

However, state legislatures in Vermont and Connecticut moved ahead this month with votes to make food companies declare genetically modified ingredients on their packages. And supermarket retailer Whole Foods Markets Inc has said that all products in its North American stores that contain genetically modified ingredients will be labeled as such by 2018.

Whole Foods says there is growing demand for products that do not use GMOs, with sales of products with a “Non-GMO” verification label spiking between 15 percent and 30 percent.

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