General Assembly Resolution # 158
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
The World Assembly,
RECOGNIZING the existence and development of genetically modified foods,
AWARE that nations have different opinions on Genetically Modified Foods,
DEFINES Genetically Modified Foods as food or food products that have the genome of the organism directly manipulated through the process of genetic engineering via the introduction of foreign DNA or synthetic genes into the organism of interest,
DECLARES that all genetically modified foods crossing international borders be clearly labeled as being genetically modified,
CONVINCED that through proper labelling of genetically modified foods, less confusion will occur about the GM status of different foods, enabling trade to be quicker and more efficient,
DECLARES that this resolution applies to foods both genetically modified and foods genetically engineered,
CREATES the GM Foods Database as a gathering of genetically modified foods related information,
ENCOURAGES nations to contribute to this database,
STRONGLY URGES nations to abstain from imposing additional restrictions than in this Act on the import or export of genetically modified foods over natural food.