This proves that Putin wasn't blowing
hot air when he stated that
Russia must protect its citizens from over-consumption of
products containing genetically modified organisms in 2014.
Putin believes that he can keep
GMOs out of the country, even while staying in compliance with
the World Trade Organization's (WTO) commandments.
In a meeting
addressing the members of the Board of the Russian Federation
Council he stated:
"We need to properly construct our
work so that it is not contrary to our obligations under the
WTO. But even with this in mind, we nevertheless have legitimate
methods and instruments to protect our own market, and above all
The VP of Russia's National Association
for Genetic Safety, Irina Ermakova,
is necessary to ban GMOs, to impose moratorium (on) it for 10
GMOs will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or
maybe even new methods of research could be developed. It has
been proven that not only in Russia, but also in many
other countries in the world, GMOs are dangerous.
Methods of obtaining the GMOs are not perfect, therefore, at
this stage, all GMOs are dangerous. Consumption and use of GMOs
obtained in such way can lead to tumors, cancers and obesity
Bio-technologies certainly should be developed, but GMOs should
be stopped. We should stop it from spreading. "