The following countries have banned or restricted the import, distribution, sale, utilization, field trials and commercial planting of GMO’s:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt
Asia: Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Japan, Phillipines
Europe: The European Union, Norway, Austria, Germany United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Luxembourg, Portugal
Latin America: Brazil, Paraguay
Middle East: Saudi Arabia
North America: Maryland has banned GE (genetically engineered) fish and North Dakota and Montana have filed bans on GE wheat. The Municipalities of Burlington, Vermont (declared a moratorium on GE food), Boulder, Colorado (bans on GE crops) and the City and County of San Francisco (urged the federal government to ban GE food) are the only towns or states to take some sort of stand against plants, animals, foods, crops and body products that are, or contain Genetically Modified Organisms.
NOTE: The U.S. government, and the FDA do not require anything Genetically Modified to be identified on ingredient lists. Genetically Modified foods and products are in widespread use and distribution throughout the U.S.
Pacific: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Australia, New Zealand
59 countries approve even the ones that don't grow it import it freely - including China and Japan. It doesn't make much sence to ban its cultivation but accept imports based on food safety - if it was based on environmental concerns that might make sense. Japan doesn't grow Gm corn or soy because they import most of their supply.
foxnewsbschecker: That would be a good post if it were not so misleading!
I did a fact check and found
your list to be
far from complete!
The title should be: Partial LIST OF COUNTRIES BANNING GMO'S
You left out way too many Countries
Perhaps some posters can help and add to the list!
I found the wiki listings and discussion the most transparent so far...I recommend those if you are interested. You can search and follow hyperlinks to get some fairly accurate descriptions of the true status of each country....rather than a headline like "GMO banned"
I noticed that too. Based on my review of all the "lists"....you can't trust any of them. They might claim the are banned...when the "ban" may be very limited, maybe be imports only, maybe for some crops. The cities he listed give the best example of form over function for bans (can't grow gmo crops on city owned land in Boulder...really ? I like boulder...cool city, full of quite wealthy folks living the good life.
It sounds like you too distrust the lists (since you didn't recommend a site)...the anti gmo lists are definately spin doctored (like MON and
but, on the plus side, we get to see if the recent ban on gmo maze in mexico to protect the bees, will have the desired effect. There is definately a plus side to some countries and states 'bans"...we can see if positive effects result.
more on the negative side...seems like every item you posted that I check is just copied off someone's websites, most without any link to real information. For example..update us on what it means that Montanta, at some time (not even sure when) had a proposal to ban gmo wheat...which is not even approved ?
There are no gmo fish approved that I have heard of, for consumption anyway. What is a moratarium on GMO foods even mean ? Am I correct in seeing that discussion (aka moratorium) was like....10 years ago, and nothing done, or updated since then ?
I'm not sure I can trust you...so I picked one country to check (although I know most everyone listed does not have a total ban)...and Brazil was my choice...I found this dated 10/30/2013 in Bloomberg
"Contrast this with what’s happening in Brazil. There, Embrapa, the national agricultural research and development institute, is going full-tilt on a project to bring to market a bean genetically modified to fight off the golden mosaic virus, a plague that, according to the Financial Times, costs the country 8 percent of its average annual bean crop. (Beans are as ubiquitous on Brazilian dinner plates as corn tortillas are in Mexico.) Some 85 percent of Brazil’s soy crop is already GM, and the country’s Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC) is working on genetically engineered varieties of sugar cane, a major crop"
so, if you can't be trusted....should you really be reprsenting anti gmo when you might work against it by being a credibility drag ?
I don't want to even check what montana said about banning somehting that doesn't exist...how stupid is that. Reminds me of Berkley declaring it self a nuclear free zone when it had no nuclear exposure to begin with. Speaking of San Francisco, that is the same city that wanted phones to be labeled as cancer risks earlier this year.
I felt compelled to look at Colorado also...you lied there also, there is no Colorado state ban on GMO...there are a couple local bans growing on city land.
Mr pants on fire.
correction, I see you meant Boulder CO, not all of Colorado..my bad. But all the city did was ban gmo from land it owned...you could follow their lead and ban gmo from your patio garden.
teasing of course...have a good gmo free weekend.