The U.S. government isn’t likely to require labels on genetically modified foods, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said Monday. “I, at this stage, do not see any of what I call mandatory or regulatory activities taking place from the government which will order anybody to do anything with respect to these issues, whether it’s labeling or anything else,” Glickman said at a news conference, in a defense of the status quo. American consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about genetically modified foods, which are now sold throughout the U.S. without any way for people to differentiate them from traditional foods. Citizens in many other nations have put up fierce resistance to genetically modified crops.
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