The World Trade Organization prohibit the countries associated with it from banning GM products.
It is mandatory to label food products containing GMOs; even accidentally contaminated food products must label if more than 1% of it’s DNA is modified. Because of this, most of Europe is GM free. The negative connotation associated with GMOs has led to food producers to not want that label, and therefore there has been a push for non-GMO food.
In Algeria, planting and distributing GMO foods is not legal, and in Egypt, GMO foods must be approved before distribution.
Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Japan and the Philippines have laws that limit GMO foods.
In the Middle East:
Saudi Arabia has banned growing GMO foods and importing GMO wheat.
In the Americas:
Brazil and Paraguay have restrictions on GMO foods, but in US there still are imports and growth of GMO foods without any mandatory labeling
The lack of labeling in the US is a growing concern among Americans, especially since GMO’s are already more regulated everywhere else except in the US. We want to push for more labeling!