Russian scientists ask for partial lifting of GMO production ban

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Russian president Vladimir Putin with scientists in 2017

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Russian Academy of Sciences has reportedly addressed the parliament with a request to partially lift the ban on production of genetically-modified organisms on condition that the GMO materials would be registered and thoroughly regulated.

. . . MP Valery Chereshnev [says] that the lower house has resumed debates over the government bill that bans almost all GMO production in Russia, allowing it only for research purposes.

. . . [I]n particular, the Academy of Sciences is seeking to partially allow GMO production in Russia.

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However, MPs from the science committee told reporters that they were more inclined to support . . . a full ban on GMO production. . . Aleksey Chepa . . . said that the ban was necessary because “US companies were the vehicle of such products.”

However, another deputy chairman . . .  said that the draft . . .contained some controversial points. In particular, the document . . . stopped short of introducing a full ban on [GMO] imports.

If we can produce the things that we import inside the country and offer better quality, why should we ban such production? . . .” the lawmaker told Izvestia.

Read full, original post: Scientists lobby for partial lifting of GMO production ban in Russia – paper

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