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General Mills to start labeling products with GMOs

NEW YORK — General Mills says it will start labeling products across the country that contain genetically modified ingredients to comply with a law that is set to go into effect in Vermont.

The Minneapolis-based maker of Cheerios cereal, Progresso soups and Yoplait yogurt notes it is not practical to label its products for just one state, so the disclosures required by Vermont starting in July will be on its products throughout the U.S.

General Mills Inc. also repeated the call for a “national solution” to the labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as legislation on the matter has stalled in Congress. The food industry has called for voluntary labeling of GMOs, and sought to prohibit states from enacting a patchwork of laws around the country.