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Russia Rejects GMOs, Will Grow Organic Food Instead


Image source: RIA Novosti / Maksim Bogodvid

Russia will not import GMO products, the country’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, adding that the nation has enough space and resources to produce organic food.

Moscow has no reason to encourage the production of genetically modified products or import them into the country, Medvedev told a congress of deputies from rural settlements on Saturday.

“If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food,” he said.

The prime minister said he ordered widespread monitoring of the agricultural sector. He added that despite rather strict restrictions, a certain amount of GMO products and seeds have made it to the Russian market.


Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks at a meeting of United Russia deputies from
Russian rural villages in Volgograd on April 5, 2014. (RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Shtukina)

Earlier, agriculture minister Nikolay Fyodorov also stated that Russia should remain free of genetically modified products.

At the end of February, the Russian parliament asked the government to impose a temporary ban on all genetically altered products in Russia.

The State Duma’s Agriculture Committee supported a ban on the registration and trade of genetically modified organisms. It was suggested that until specialists develop a working system of control over the effects of GMOs on humans and the natural environment, the government should impose a moratorium on the breeding and growth of genetically modified plants, animals, and microorganisms.

Earlier this month, MPs of the parliamentary majority United Russia party, together with the ‘For Sovereignty’ parliamentary group, suggested an amendment of the existing law On Safety and Quality of Alimentary Products, with a norm set for the maximum allowed content of transgenic and genetically modified components.

There is currently no limitation on the trade or production of GMO-containing food in Russia. However, when the percentage of GMO exceeds 0.9 percent, the producer must label such goods and warn consumers. Last autumn, the government passed a resolution allowing the listing of genetically modified plants in the Unified State Register. The resolution will come into force in July.

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  1. i agree with him they do have space. there country is extreme undevlope. like crazyly . it’s a permaculture person dream if they really didnt have an issue with illegal dumping and other issues.. Water pollution , air pollution issues, that go unchecked. yeah kinda like china’s saying it wants organic food. you gotta clean it up first bro lol … same for the USA .. you can frack near water supplies. and you need water supplies to frack lol. i kinda wish a whole state in the usa would go pemaculture. like delware, or NY. somewhere.. they could pull it off then clean up the land so some parts where no longer toxic.

  2. I am so glad, President Putin is absolutely right on this. Brazil has gone over to using organic mineral rock dust in place of chemical fertilizers. This is the direction for the whole world to go. See my article; ‘How To Totally Remineralize Your Soil’ at Mothman777’s blog.

    Using basalt or other suitable rock dusts can demonstrably double or even quadruple production of food crops, and make them fully replete with all the correct amounts of minerals necessary to support human life, far beyond what organic farmland using just ordinary manure can produce, even though organic crops commonly already contain around 12 times more minerals than non-organic crops.

    Even that is not enough for a healthy diet, and basalt or other suitable rock dust puts 100% of what is necessary back into the crops. Dr Mike Adams reported that an apple today in the US contains only 3% of the minerals that it would have contained in 1916. so only 12 times 3% is still only 36% of what you really need when produced on ordinary organic farmland, whereas adding 1 kilo of basalt rock dust per square metre every few years will put 100% of all the minerals that we need into the crops we eat. Microminerals in basalt rock dust like praseodymium, neodymium, samarium etc., provenly double the lifespans of animals fed foods containing them, and will do just the same for humans, much to the chagrin of the genocidal NWO.

    So instead of struggling to get the minerals that we need by having to eat 3 apples a day, instead of just one, and unnaturally high amounts of other fruits and vegetables through juicing etc., at the same time risking diabetes through excessive sugar content from eating so many things containing sugars, we can safely just eat whatever our bodies were designed to.

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