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Putin: GMO Food Is Now Illegal In Russia

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

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.

The State Duma passed the motion this year despite some protests from the scientific community. The Russian Academy of Sciences has reportedly asked the parliament to partially lift the ban on the production of genetically-modified organisms on condition that the GMO materials be registered and regulated.

According to official statistics, the share of GMO products in the Russian food industry has declined from 12 percent to just 0.01 percent over the past 10 years, with only 57 registered food products currently containing GMO.

The law ordering obligatory state registration of GMO products that could come in contact with the environment will come into force in mid-2017.

  • Djago

    Yes! That`s the way to do it, kick Monsanto out of your country.

  • commonlaw

    Gmo=poison =Monsanto great move President Putin!

  • Richare watt

    Russia could be the place for Canada to get food for Canada. No genetically modified food sounds good for us

  • Amshegarh Gb

    Way to go. Fucking retarded move, everybody who says that gmo=poison, doesnt know shit about it. Only bad side of gm food is that it will kill business of bastards, selling “Narutal food” with huge markup, because gm food will be cheaper.

    Way to go, Putin. Next station is poor middle class and rich politicans. Oh wait. Its already a thing, my bad

    • steals

      TROLL

    • Johanne

      You bad for sure, poor people when modified foods fail to yeild and turn to shit poison down the track. Never mind, global empires forcing the “proven science” will continue the monopoly reaping profit and power until problems become irreversible, THEN start anew trying to manufacture solutions or another money power plan because they will be the only gangsters in a faux position to attempt this. Go Putin, he has hindsight for his people and country.

  • Ping2

    I
    thought originally that he was Satan personified. Led on by the
    mainstream (US-owned) media, I was filled with hatred for such a
    dangerous man.
    Now that I have done my own research into
    the man, I think he is a modern hero of his time. 73% of Russian voters
    agree with me. That’s not to say that he is a nice guy. You wouldn’t
    want to cross him. He can be dangerous to his enemies. But then which
    leader can’t? He comes out a dangerous environment where many of his
    predecessors were murdered. But he is a patriotic Russian who does what
    is necessary to protect his country. I wish my President would do that,
    don’t you?
    Read “The War Against Putin”, (what the mainstream media isn’t telling you about Russia), by M S King.
    Don’t
    believe every word he says, because the author also has an agenda, but
    in the main it is the truth about Putin, and is a revelation of how our
    opinions are manipulated by the official mainstream TV and media houses,
    who have an even greater agenda. (Your domination, for one.)
    As
    far as keeping his (vast) country clear of GMO’s is concerned, I am
    100% behind him. China agrees. So, you need to ask why the US government
    has allowed GMO’s to almost take over completely, and are actively
    trying to stamp out resistors.
    The answer is because the
    corporations that own the GMO technology, owns the US political
    landscape. (Along with Big OIL, Pharma, Big Money, Banks etc. etc.) The
    Congress of the United States no longer passes laws for the protection
    of the people, but for the protection of the 1% elite who have formed a
    club to gain control of the government and to oppress the people.
    Proven
    by the very recent rollout of the militarised police force, and
    distribution all over the US of many thousands of tanks and armoured
    vehicles for use by the military and police against “rioters”. (To quote
    Barack Obama.) These are the riots they are anticipating when they
    finally lock down the US and remove the last traces of freedom.
    Happy 4th July. It could be your last!

  • Linda Stevens

    GMO food — BAD. Non-GMO food — good. Well, the Russian people have at least ONE good thing going for them — healthy food.

  • Magdalene

    Imagine that: Russia doesn’t want to poison it’s people; while our Congress just voted to hide GMO labels from the American public! Monsanto doesn’t own Russia; just the USA!