The idea behind the labeling of GMOs is simple, logical, and appealingly democratic.
Russian media was in the lead for months, labeling the EuroMaidan protestors as fascists and Nazis.
In Europe, where fear of GMOs is much more widespread than in the United States, labeling is a common practice.
But the labeling dismayed those of us who seek muscular moderates, politicians deeply committed to the idea of center-seeking.
In California, there is talk of exploring a 2012 ballot initiative to require the labeling of GMO foods.
The drudgery of preparing these tax lists and recounting and labeling all the petitions was done chiefly by Miss Isabel Howland.
Next to the stamping, comes the labeling of the books to be added to the library.
Seven clips, each different, denoting a brand for labeling tobacco.
Wagner proceeded to make it so by labeling his themes, leading motives.
Here I found King, our faithful negro man, as busy as a bee, labeling and packing medicine for shipment.
c.1300, "narrow band or strip of cloth" (oldest use is as a technical term in heraldry), from Old French label, lambel "ribbon, fringe worn on clothes" (13c., Modern French lambeau "strip, rag, shred, tatter"), possibly from Frankish *labba or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German lappa "flap"), from Proto-Germanic *lapp- (see lap (n.)).
Later "dangling strip of cloth or ribbon used as an ornament in dress," "strip attached to a document to hold a seal" (both early 15c.), and with a general meaning "tag, sticker, slip of paper" (1670s). Meaning "circular piece of paper in the center of a gramophone record" (1907), containing information about the recorded music, led to meaning "a recording company" (1947).
"to affix a label to," c.1600, see label (n.); figurative sense of "to categorize" is from 1853. Related: Labeled; labeling; labelled; labelling.