In the past two years, many food companies — including candy-makers — have decided to label their products as non-GMO. Because practically all sugar beets in the U.S. are genetically modified, those food products are now using sugar derived from sugar cane. There is no genetically modified sugar cane. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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As Big Candy Ditches GMOs, Sugar Beet Farmers Hit A Sour Patch
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A mockup of a possible GMO label on a can of Campbell's Spaghetti-Os, with these words: "Partially produced with genetic engineering." Unless Congress or a federal court intervene, Vermont's new GMO labeling law will go into effect in July. So some companies are scrambling to comply. Courtesy of Campbell Soup Company hide caption

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How Little Vermont Got Big Food Companies To Label GMOs
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Protesters gathered at the New York state Capitol in Albany earlier this month to lobby their legislators to make GMO labels on foods mandatory in the state. Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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A mockup of a possible GMO label on a can of Campbell's Spaghetti-Os, with these words: "Partially produced with genetic engineering." Lawmakers are scrambling to piece together a national GMO labeling standard before July 1. Courtesy of Campbell Soup Company hide caption

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A label on a bag of popcorn indicates it is a non-GMO food. House Republicans on Thursday voted in favor of a law that would block states from mandating GMO labels. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House To States: Don't You Dare Demand GMO Labels
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Arctic Granny (right), a GMO variety created by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, got the gren light from federal regulators Friday. The apple doesn't turn brown like a conventional Granny Smith apple (left). Okanagan Specialty Fruits hide caption

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GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party
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Supporters of efforts to label GMOs in foods turn out at a rally in Denverin 2013. A ballot measure that would such labels failed to pass by a wide margin Tuesday. Luke Runyon/KUNC/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products. This fall, Colorado and Oregon will be the latest states to put GMO labeling on the ballot. Robyn Beck /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Voters Will Get Their Say On GMO Labeling In Colorado And Oregon
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Customers shop for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vt., in 2013. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Vermont's GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges
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A customer shops for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in April 2013 in Montpelier, Vt. More than a dozen food cooperatives supported the bill that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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