Genetically Modified Foods – Why Aren’t They Labeled In The US?
What Is A Genetically Modified Organism?
A genetically modified organism is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.
Labeling Around the World
Although labeling of genetically modified organism (GMO) products in the marketplace is required in 64 countries, it is not required in the United States and no distinction is made by the US FDA between GMO and non-GMO foods.
Below is a full list of countries that require GMO labeling (courtesy of The Center for Food Safety):
Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vietnam.
The U.S. has NO laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods!
Which Foods Have Now Been Genetically Modified?
Doesn’t Connecticut Require The Labeling Of Genetically Modified Foods?
What Connecticut has essentially said is,
"We hear Americans crying out for GMO labeling, and we know that Americans should have the right to know what’s in their food. But we’re too scared to go out on this limb alone. We don’t want to be the only target of the biotech and food industry’s wrath, so we’re going to put this on paper with the expectation that someone else will stand with us".