Much of the international controversy of GM foods is due to labeling policies. Countries around the wOrld have chosen differentpoliciesto label GM foods. We examinethe labeling policies of several areas: the United States, the EuropeanUnion, Australia, Japan, Canada, andChina. We discuss each country's GMlabeling policy, along with a brief history of how each countryarrived at their current policy. We conclude by discussing how different policies are due to different ethical concerns of GM foods, along with the difference in perceived risks GM foods pose to health, the environment, and trade.
Rousu, Matthew and Huffman, Wallace E., "GM Food Labeling Policies of the U.S. and Its Trading Partners" (2001). Economic Staff Paper Series. 345.