Breakdown of GMO Labeling Laws by Country (Global Map)

gmo labelingBy: Mike Barrett,
Natural Society.

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:

  • 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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6 Responses to "Breakdown of GMO Labeling Laws by Country (Global Map)"

  1. Lady40ish  July 30, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I live in the UK and have yet to see any food with a label saying ‘this product contains GMOs’. Seems likely that any GM food is covered by ‘exemptions’. Heads they win, tails we lose

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  2. truerebelsgoraw  July 30, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Only buy products you KNOW are not GMO, like supporting local farmers…if everyone does this, or even just 10%, the corporations will take a huge financial hit. And if their marketing team was smart, they will only offer products that people want, which is organic non GMO food. We don’t need to protest in the streets, make a difference EVERYDAY with every penny you spend. This will bring the change we need.

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    • Maste  September 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Where do you live truerebel? I am in NY State, US. Our corn season is just over but concerned of the health issues I tried to find out if our local corn was safe. I am pretty good at internet research, but found it hard to get the local facts about the GMO produce. So just how far are we to the point that everyone or 10% supports the local farmers thus reducing the consumption of the GMO food? Sorry I like your post in spirit but hard to think it effective.

  3. Chicky  August 27, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Yaaay :) We are blue!!!

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