List Of GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Different Countries

List Of GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Different Countries

Not all countries grow, or import GE (genetically engineered) foods and crops.

Below is a list of the countries that grow GE, and the crops and foods they grow.

Note that some countries don’t allow the growing of GE foods/crops, but might allow the importation of ingredients (we’ve used Australia as an example).

 

Summary – GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Different Countries

  • The USA, Brazil, Argentina, Canada and India all lead the world in 2016 in growing the most GMO/Biotech crops
  • 26 countries have total or partial bans on GMOs … with 60 others having heavy restrictions on them
  • 38 countries ban the cultivation of GMO crops (as opposed to importing them which is different)

 

Countries That Grow GMO Crops

As of 2016:

  • Brazil, United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Bolivia, Philippines, Spain, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Colombia, Honduras, Chile, Sudan, Slovakia, Costa Rica, China, India, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Mexico, Portugal, Czech Republic, Pakistan and Myanmar.

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

Countries That Grow The Most GMO/Biotech Crops

As of 2016:

  1. USA – 72.9 Million Hectares
  2. Brazil – 49.1 Million Hectares
  3. Argentina – 23.8 Million Hectares
  4. Canada – 11.6 Million Hectares
  5. India – 10.8 Million Hectares
  6. Paraguay – 3.6 Million Hectares
  7. Pakistan – 2.9 Million Hectares
  8. China – 2.8 Million Hectares
  9. South Africa  -2.7 Million Hectares
  10. Uruguay – 1.3 Million Hectares
  11. Bolivia – 1.2 Million Hectares
  12. Australia – 0.9 Million Hectares
  13. Phillipines – 0.8 Million Hectares
  14. Myanmar – 0.3 Million Hectares
  15. Spain – 0.1 Million Hectares
  16. Sudan – 0.1 Million Hectares
  17. Mexico – 0.1 Million Hectares
  18. Columbia – 0.1 Million Hectares
  19. Vietnam – <0.05 Million Hectares
  20. Honduras – <0.05 0.1 Million Hectares
  21. Chile – <0.05 0.1 Million Hectares
  22. Portugal – <0.05 0.1 Million Hectares
  23. Bangladesh – <0.05 0.1 Million Hectares
  24. Costa Rica – <0.05 0.1 Million Hectares
  25. Slovakia – <0.05 0.1 Million Hectares
  26. Czech Republic – <0.05 0.1 Million Hectares

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

Countries With Partial Or Full Bans On The Growing Or Importation Of GMO Foods & Crops

26 countries had total or partial bans on GMOs, “including Switzerland, Australia, Austria, China, India, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, Mexico and Russia,” and … “significant restrictions on GMOs exist in about sixty other countries.”

In 2015, anti-GMO group Sustainable Pulse said that 38 countries ban the cultivation of GMO crops. The group’s list includes Algeria and Madagascar in Africa; Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Bhutan, and Saudi Arabia in Asia; Belize, Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela in South and Central America; and 28 countries in Europe.

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In The United States

Alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets. 

– gmoanswers.com

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Brazil

Soybean, maize and cotton

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Argentina

Soybean, maize and cotton

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Canada

Canola, maize, soybean, sugar beet, alfalfa

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In India

Cotton

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Paraguay

Soybean, maize and cotton

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Pakistan

Cotton

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In China

Cotton, papaya, poplar

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In South Africa

Soybean, maize and cotton

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Uruguay

Soybean, maize 

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Bolivia

Soybean

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Australia

Cotton, canola

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods Ingredients Imported To Australia

Imported GM soya, Imported GM corn, Imported GM sugar beet, Cottonseed oil for GM cotton, Imported GM potatoes, GM canola

– choice.com.au

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In The Phillipines

Maize

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Myanmar

Cotton

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Spain 

Maize

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Sudan 

Cotton

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Mexico

Cotton, soybean

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Columbia 

Cotton, maize

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Vietnam 

Maize

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Honduras 

Maize

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Chile 

Maize

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Portugal 

Maize

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Bangladesh 

Eggplant

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Costa Rica

Cotton, soybean, pineapple 

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Slovakia 

Maize

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

GMO Foods & Crops Grown In Czech Republic 

Maize

– gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org

 

Sources

1. https://gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org/FAQ/where-are-gmos-grown-and-banned/ 

2. https://gmoanswers.com/current-gmo-crops

3. https://www.choice.com.au/food-and-drink/food-warnings-and-safety/food-safety/articles/are-you-eating-gm-food#2%20what%20GM%20foods%20are%20grown%20in%20australia? 

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