In May 2001, China’s State Council passed the Regulations Concerning the Biotech Safety Management of Agricultural Gene Alteration. The new legislation regulates GM products and requires mandatory labeling for these products so that the issues related to genetic modification can meet international standards. The Chinese Academy of Medicine admitted that it would be technically impossible to label all food items accurately as to their GM content. However, while the regulations may initially exclude pre-packaged or processed food, they should aim to cover all food products on the market within one or two years after the laws were passed.

Other countries:

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Australia
  3. Brazil
  4. Canada
  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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