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India Will Mandate Labeling GMO Ingredients

India Will Mandate Labeling GMO Ingredients

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger

In the latest edition of the daily facepalm: Times of India reports that as of January 2013, food products containing genetically modified ingredients will have to be labeled in India.

Though, like elsewhere, the biotech industry protested, and won some concessions on the labeling scheme regarding package sizes and other factors (read the details at the link above), the thing that strikes me more than anything else is the huge question: If India can do it, why can’t the US?

In case you needed reminding, of the world’s wealthiest nations, including China, Brazil, and Russia (and now India), only the United States and Canada do not require labeling of GMO crops—even though, in the case of the US, surveys show the vast majority of people would like to know if they are eating genetically modified ingredients.

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5:56AM PST on Dec 27, 2012


9:30AM PST on Dec 15, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:06PM PST on Nov 22, 2012

I never buy it if I know so thats prob why yhey dont want to label them.

4:05PM PST on Nov 22, 2012

We all should be labeling GMOs.

7:41AM PST on Nov 22, 2012


9:31PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Thank you :)

1:47PM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

This certainly makes me wonder wtf is wrong with Canada and the US. If these other countries like Russia and China and India are able to label GMO's, and there politicians are supposedly more corrupt than the US, what does that say about US politicians, who continue to vote in favour of GMO's?!

Or is it simply consumer ignorance? Either way, its horrendous.

10:56AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

Kudos to India!

8:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Best to eliminate all GMOs,but at least India is labelling what is and what isn't which is better than what a lot of countries are not doing at the moment!

11:13AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Thanks for the article!

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