Commercial production and trade of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Brazil remains prohibited pending a final decision by the Brazilian Federal Court whether the Federal Government has the authority to approve the commercial release of these products. The Government of Brazil issued a Decree establishing a labelling requirement and tolerance limits for packaged food products containing GMOs to be effective December 31, 2001. However, the issue is not completely resolved because the National Congress continues to debate more stringent labelling regulations.

(For more details, go to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Report Brazil Biotechnology Update of Biotech Issues in Brazil November 2001)

Other countries:

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Australia
  3. Canada
  4. China
  5. Czech Republic
  6. European Union
  7. Hong Kong
  8. Israel
  9. Japan
  10. Korea
  11. Malaysia
  12. Russia
  13. Switzerland
  14. Taiwan
  15. Thailand
  16. USA

Related article:

  1. Pocket K No. 5 - Labeling GM Foods - View
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