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Putin: GMO Food Is Now Illegal In Russia

Published on July 2, 2016 by   ·   No Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlawed GMO food in Russia, making it a criminal offence to import or produce it in the country.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlawed GMO food in Russia, making it a criminal offence to import or produce it in the country. 

Following Putin’s order to halt the production of all GMO-containing foods last year, the Federation Council has finally approved a bill that will heavily fine anybody caught producing or importing such foods in Russia.

Citizens violating the new law will have to pay a fine of between 10,000 and 50,000 rubles ($155 – $770) and companies will be fined a much harsher 100,000 and 500,000 rubles ($1550 – $7700).

Rt.com reports:

Organizations that need genetically modified organisms for research can be exempted from the imports ban, but they will need to register with state agencies as GMO importers.

The ban on GMOs was prepared and drafted in early 2014 by a group of Lower House MPs backed by the parliament’s majority party, United Russia.

Shortly prior to this, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered that a national research center be created to study genetically-modified organisms with the aim of providing authorities with expert information and advice for future legislation and executive actions.

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