Here's what the 27 member states of the EU signed on to in 2001 (effective 2003):
Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003 Of The European Parliament And Of The Council Of 22 September 2003 Concerning The Traceability And Labelling Of Genetically Modified Organisms And The Traceability Of Food And Feed Products Produced From Genetically Modified Organisms
B. LABELLINGThat's all we're asking ... label GMOs.
6. For products consisting of or containing GMOs, operators shall ensure that:
(a) for pre-packaged products consisting of, or containing GMOs, the words "This product contains genetically modified organisms" or "This product contains genetically modified [name of organism(s)]" appear on a label;
(b) for non-pre-packaged products offered to the final consumer the words "This product contains genetically modified organisms" or "This product contains genetically modified [name of organism(s)]" shall appear on, or in connection with, the display of the product.
Sign The Petition
The Institute for Responsible Technology is collecting signatures on a petition requesting that President-elect Obama keep his campaign promise to require mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods:
Petition to President Obama to Support Mandatory Labeling of GM Foods