By Morgan Chilson | June 2, 2015
Numerous countries around the world restrict the growing or importing of GMO crops. These international restrictions are always held up as examples pointing to the lack of regulation of genetically modified organisms in the United States.
The reality is that many nations in the world are in flux about whether to allow or ban GMOs. While countries may ban the growing of GMO crops, most don’t completely ban imports of GMO foods. And some countries that banned most GMO foods have allowed one or two GMO crops to be grown.
Here are a few of the rules and regulations regarding GMOs in other countries:
1. China. Beijing supports GMO technology because it sees GMO as crucial to food security, says Reuters. But although China may support the technology and allows for some genetically modified food crops to be imported, it doesn’t permit their domestic cultivation. The country plans to increase its surveillance of GMO products to make sure rules are being followed. The country’s ministry has been sued by a group of individuals who want more transparency relating to GMOs.
AgWeb reported that GMO soybeans and corn are used in the country for feeding animals, but GMOs can’t be in food except for cooking oil and papayas.
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Source: Countries That Ban GMO Foods