GMO news related to Russia

12.06.2012 |

Russia must ease GM crop restrictions and GM food labeling when joining the WTO

Russia needs to clear the way for imports of genetically modified food and feed, particularly from the US to ease Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation [...] according to Alexander Baranov, the President of the National Association for Genetic Security [...] since 2007 products containing 0.9% of GMO ingredients must be specially marked. [...] “In the US products containing GMO are considering safe for humans and are not subject to labeling, as well as in Brazil and Argentina. In Japan, they applied the appropriate labeling if they contain 5% or more of the GMO components”- Gennady Ivanov, head of the Department of sanitary supervision of food hygiene under Rospotrebnadzor, pointed out.