Dvorkovich made a correction of the law on GMOs

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Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich admits the possibility of amending the law on use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Russia.

During the meeting on the development of biotechnology, which was held on Tuesday in Novosibirsk, the Siberian representative of the production Association «Sibbiopharm» Ltd stated that the legislation on GMOs does not take into account all the nuances, and in its original form it can ruin the biotechnology industry in the country. He urged to stop using GMOs in an abusive purposes and strictly distinguish, including in public discourse, GMO food and GMO used for other purposes.

«Yes, I absolutely agree. If there are gaps in the legislation… we in the conclusion of the Protocol is to write relevant, then you need to correct these things. As for food, there is a political decision. To him many things, including the scientists, but it is,» — said Dvorkovich.

He recalled that in Russia the law prohibits the cultivation and breeding of GM plants and animals, except for scientific works.