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How a US trend could push up food prices in Japan

A packet of chocolate candy sold in the U.S. says, "Partially produced with genetic engineering."

TOKYO -- A U.S. state is about to require that food items containing genetically modified ingredients be labeled as such.

This is quite the turn. The U.S., after all, pioneered commercial production of genetically modified crops 20 years ago. Most of the grains grown in the country are genetically engineered.

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