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Russian politicians consider ban on GM food production

Posted: February 4, 2014 |   Comments

( A group of politicians in Russia have introduced a bill to ban the production of genetically modified crops and severely limit GMO imports.

The bill, backed by Evgeny Fyodorov of the parliamentary majority United Russia and a group called Russian Sovereignty, would amend the existing law On Safety and Quality of Alimentary Products with a standard for the allowable amount of transgenic and genetically modified components. Under the bill, no GMOs could be produced for use in human or animal food; however, research could still be conducted on GMOs as long as they are not grown and sold.

A reported by, "The bill will be submitted to the lower house in two weeks' time and its authors claim that its chances of passing are very high."

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