Korea: Strengthened rules for GMO labelling coming closer

The Korea Food and Drug Administration has drawn up a bill requiring all food companies to specify whether their products contain genetically modified organisms (GMO).

For example, soybean sauces and cooking oils would also be required to carry GMO labellings. To date, those products are exempt from the requirement, because of technical difficulties to check the amount of GMO used in the processed product.

In response, food companies urged the authorities to postpone the strengthened rules, arguing that such markings would "mislead" consumers to believe that GMO food items are hazardous to their health.

Source: KBS WORLD Radio