The Ministry of agriculture is fighting for the approval of GMO products in Russia


Минсельхоз борется за допуск ГМО продукции в Россию

Several governors asked to cancel the decision to simplify imports of GMO soya for animal fodder in it, they saw the risks to local production and the health of Russians.

The Ministry of agriculture proposal is not supported. The Ministry of agriculture did not support the proposal for the suspension of government regulations that simplify access to the Russian market of genetically modified (GMO) soy for animal fodder. It follows from the reply of the Ministry to a request to RBC.

We are talking about a decision handed down on 16 April 2020. This document, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin until January 1, 2021 exempted from the state registration of genetically modified (GMO) soybeans and meal used to feed animals. The authorities, on the contrary, increased the turnover of GMO: in 2016, President Vladimir Putin has forbidden to import into Russia, as well as to grow in its territory of seeds of the plant whose genetic program is altered using genetic engineering techniques. Products obtained using GMOs were allowed to be imported only if they have passed the state registration procedure. Now without state registration can be imported soybeans and meal, that will confirm the Rosselkhoznadzor.



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