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Whole Foods call on labels applauded

NEW YORK — Whole Foods Market, the grocery chain, announced Friday that it would require all foods sold in its stores that contain genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such within five years.

The company is the first retailer in the country to require the labeling, and its executives received a standing ovation when they made the announcement during the Natural Products Expo West, a trade conference, in California. A.C. Gallo, president of Whole Foods, said the move came in response to consumer demand.

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