The fight against genetically modified food Monsanto, Russia has made another bold move , and completely prohibited the use of genetically modified ingredients in the production of all kinds of food.
To be more specific, do not intend to have something to do with the labeling of GMOs or GMO ingredients, which are found in large quantities in the food supply in the form of packaged foods and cultivation of genetically modified plants.
Deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich, during an international conference on biotechnology revealed that “in regard to genetically modified organisms, we have decided not to use any GMO in food productions . ”
This decision sets the Russian government in unison with the recent global debate on GMOs and the presence of Monsanto in the food supply, following the decision highly debated by the WorldHealth Organization, which states Roundup glyphosate Monsanto is likely to be a carcinogen.
However, note that the use of GM in Russia is not at the same levels as in the US, as if it was decided to do here, all food manufacturing industry should It has been transformed.
To be more precise, more than 90% of staple crops like corn are genetically modified in the United States, along with 94 percent cotton and 94 percent of soybeans .
Therefore, if GM were banned in the United States, the entire food supply would have altered radically. However, the Russians are determined to make a GMO revolution.
RT reported that:
“According to official statistics the proportion of GMOs in the food industry in Russia has decreased from 12 percent to just 0 01 percent in the last 10 years, and currently, there are only 57 food products registered containing GMOs in the country. the law mandates the compulsory state registration of GMO products that can contact the environment will enter into force in mid 2017. “
Moreover, Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that his country remains free of GMOs, while staying in compliance with the commandments of the World Trade Organization (WTO). At a previous meeting, addressing the Board members of the Council of the Federation ‘of Russia, stated:
“We need to properly build our work so that it is not contrary to our WTO obligations But. even with this in mind, however, have methods and legitimate tools to protect our own market, and above all citizens. “
can you imagine a decision of its kind In our country?
Sources and References:
Center for Food Safety
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