Russia will never produce GMO products, I am sure Tkachev

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in fotomancer of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev. Archival photoRussia will never produce GMO products, I am sure Tkachev© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Russia does not and will never produce genetically engineered products, said the head of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev.

«We see that the whole world is fond of GMOs, is both China and America for a long time. And all strive for large crops, economy, profit. But our President has already commented on this issue: we have no GMOs, and we will never engage in pseudo-and in fact it is not very healthy,» — said Tkachev to journalists.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016, signed a law that prohibits the cultivation and breeding in Russia GMO plants and animals, except for scientific works. The document sets fines of up to 500 thousand rubles for violation of legislation on GMOs. The act also prohibits the import into Russia of genetically modified organisms and products.

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