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While GMO ingredients have come into question from regulatory bodies, mandatory labeling gives way to education opportunities. Genetically engineered (GE) products have been under fire since the dawn of their existence, starting with the Flavr Savr tomato. There was a lot of hype when it came to market, but it did not live up to...

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