India is all set to start labelling of genetically modified food from the beginning of next year. The whole process of labelling has a history of many protests and concessions in that country.
However, the recent development raises the big question – if India can go for labelling, why can’t the US? In as many as 50 countries in the world, there is a restriction or outright ban on genetically modified food.
Reports suggest that Indian administration has notified new rules in this regard and packaged food products from next year onwards should carry a ‘GM’ tag.
Other wealthier countries in the world including China, Brazil, and Russia follow labelling process.
At the same time, certain surveys conducted in the United States show that the vast majority of people would like to know if they are eating genetically modified ingredients.
Thus even the people over there what it to be made mandate to label genetically engineered food items. When India also joins the bandwagon of the countries where labelling of GMO food stuffs is a must, fingers are actually pointing towards US, stating again and again, if India can, why can’t U.S?