U.S. RETAILERS MONITOR GM FOOD DEVELOPMENTS

WASHINGTON -- Though the debate over the sale of genetically modified foods in European supermarkets is all but concluded, American retailers say they're not rushing to ban such items, as their colleagues across the Atlantic did, in the face of shrill public protest.The current "wait-and-see" attitude not only reflects a lower level of interest in the topic among the majority of the American public,

WASHINGTON -- Though the debate over the sale of genetically modified foods in European supermarkets is all but concluded, American retailers say they're not rushing to ban such items, as their colleagues across the Atlantic did, in the face of shrill public protest.

The current "wait-and-see" attitude not only reflects a lower level of interest in the topic among the majority of the American public, it also indicates the traditional reluctance of large retailers to take a stance that

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