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Breakdown of GMO Labeling Laws in Each Country

Mike Barrett
Natural Society / News Analysis
Published: Wednesday 31 July 2013
With the continued fight for GMO labeling and ultimately the discontinuance of GMOs altogether, we are protecting not only our own rights, bodies and our children, but also generations to come.
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Are you aware of the GMO labeling laws implemented around the world? While the United States and Canada have virtually no GE food labeling laws, countries like Russia, Australia, Italy, and more have mandatory labeling of nearly all GE foods. Just below you can view a global map of all the countries and their current status with GE labeling laws.

Where do we Stand?

There is no question now that GMOs are (AT LEAST) potentially dangerous, and are part of an astronomically-large global experiment. This is why Hungary destroyed all Monsanto GMO corn fields just a few years ago, and why nations like France, the U.K., and India took a stand against Monsanto and GMOs alike. This is why Italy banned some of Monsanto’s corn with 80% public support, and the nation of Bhutan decided to go 100% organic.

So what will it take to win over the government agencies and institute proper GMO labeling? Will it take 800 scientists to demand an end to this global GMO experiment? Or will enough March Against Monsanto’s ignite the final spark we need to label these questionable foods?

We have made some tremendous progress through our extreme activism – progress that affects the future more than we know. With the continued fight for GMO labeling, and ultimately the discontinuance of GMOs altogether, we are protecting not only our own rights, bodies and our children, but also generations to come.

Breakdown of GMO Labeling Laws by Country (According to the Map):

·  Russia – Requires mandatory labeling of nearly all GE foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9-1% GMO content.

·  Australia - Requires mandatory labeling of nearly all GE foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9-1% GMO content.

·  New Zealand - Requires mandatory labeling of nearly all GE foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9-1% GMO content.

·  Hungary - Requires mandatory labeling of nearly all GE foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9-1% GMO content.

·  France - Requires mandatory labeling of nearly all GE foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9-1% GMO content.

·  Spain - Requires mandatory labeling of nearly all GE foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9-1% GMO content.

·  U.K. - Requires mandatory labeling of nearly all GE foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9-1% GMO content.

·  Sweden - Requires mandatory labeling of nearly all GE foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9-1% GMO content.

·  Italy - Requires mandatory labeling of nearly all GE foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9-1% GMO content.

·  Greenland (Denmark) - Requires mandatory labeling of nearly all GE foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9-1% GMO content.

·  China - Mandatory labeling of many GE foods and a labeling threshold of 1% or higher, or undefined GMO content.

·  India - Mandatory labeling of some GE foods, but with many exceptions and no labeling threshold defined – or a vague law.

·  Bhutan – No GE food labeling laws according to the map, however, Bhutan recently made headlines for being the first country to go 100% organic.

·  Brazil - Mandatory labeling of many GE foods and a labeling threshold of 1% or higher, or undefined GMO content.

·  United States – No GE food labeling laws.

·  Canada - No GE food labeling laws.

·  Mexico -  No GE food labeling laws.

Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Laws (Click to Enlarge)

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Here is the Center for Food Safety we site where you can zoom in and out of  the map.



Normally at this point I

Normally at this point I would take the time to point out the obvious to imbeciles such as Kevin Folta and Bernie Mooney who hold interesting views on this subject (simple way to say they are complete idiots) but instead I'm going to write an angry letter to my MP and ask her government to grow a pair and do the right thing. Label. Now.

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