Skip to comments.Russia may totally ban GMO products
Posted on 02/14/2014 11:40:46 AM PST by Altenkrug
Russian parliamentarians will submit to the State Duma a bill, which severely restricts imports of genetically modified agricultural products, and completely bans their domestic production, RT reports.
This bill is an amendment to the existing law On Safety and Quality of Alimentary Products, which sets norms for the maximum content of transgenic and genetically modified components in food. The powers to establish that norm, go to the government and products with excessive content of GMO components should be banned for turnover and imports.
Evgeny Fyodorov, the author of the bill and a member of the United Russia party, says that it does not suppose a total ban on imports of genetically modified products, but imposes government control on it.
The head of Russias Organic Farming Union, Yakov Lyubovedsky, believes that the passing of the bill would show if the Duma can defend the interests of population. He also added that GMO was an experiment on humanity itself and that the industry could do very well without genetically-enhanced plants and animals.
The bill will be submitted to the State Duma in two weeks time and its authors claim its chances of passing are very high.
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Looks like they’ll be force-feeding this crap to us, cause nobody else on the planet is going to take it anymore.
What percentage of USA-grown produce is GMO?
GMOs have probably saved more life than anything except perhaps DDT.
“SAVED more life??? Please explain.
Amen! GMO is AWESOME!
What percentage of USA-grown produce is GMO? >>>>>>
GMO means GMO grains and beans. At least not yet.... no GMO fruits and vegetables.
At this point I think a large amount of the corn (grain) is GMO. Wheat too. Soybeans
Allow me to explain:
By keeping millions of people from starving.
And sugarbeets and some papaya and yellow squash.
I wish we would ban GMO products.
I only recently even heard of these Frankenfoods.
The first one that seriously affected me was the tomato.
I could not eat any tomato products without getting sick for several days. My doctor suggested trying a store that specializes in non-GMO foods. I did and found that I can eat nature designed tomatoes. The stuff that is designed to resist white fly larva and other critters will also make me sick.
We’re at a point where it has become difficult to find corn that is NOT GMO.
Russia is looking better and better, might just be time to start learning Russian.
Saved them from starving but condemn them to a shortened life filled with GMO induced illnesses. Seems like one step forward and one step back.
A half a million children that become irreversibly blind due to malnutrition could have been had that spared fate if GMO golden rice were available.
How many people have problems like this from GMO?
being able to raise 200 bu/acre of corn during a dought doesn’t happen all by nature itself.
In large parts of the world where malnutrition is an issue, their governments have the choice of buying food or guns and they more than often buy guns. GMO is not going to help these cases.
Not to mention the million or so children who die every year because their vitamin A deficiency compromised immune systems can't protect them from disease. Most of these children are under five years of age. Golden rice would eliminate most of this death and suffering, but idiots like Greenpeace are making sure that doesn't happen. Yeah, save the whales. Screw the human children. Why any conservatives would get into bed with the likes of Greenpeace is a mystery.
The Gallant Men of Oldsmobile?
All they need to do is wash them and water them with the stuff coming out of the Sochi water taps and they won't have to worry about GMO products anymore.
Nonsense. Golden rice could easily be introduced into countries like India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Rice is a staple of their diet, especially in the rural areas. Rice doesn't offer Vitamin A. GMO rice would make Vitamin A to these people, and the death and blindness would end.
Government isn't the problem in this case. Luddites who don't know their butts from a hole in the ground are. I refuse to support Greenpeace, or any organization that denies children the opportunity of life. Greenpeace is a bunch of depraved elitists, which is typical of groups that support totalitarian ideology.
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