GMO bill in Russia imposes steep fines for labeling violations.

gm1The Russian Legal Information Agency has released the news that has implemented steps to increase the penalty for labeling violations.

The bill imposes high fines for vague ranging from 50,000 rubles ($1,300) for individuals and fines up to 150,000 ($4,000) for business entities. Products would be also confiscated.

and its government officials have been vocal in protecting their citizens from the effects of products that have not been evaluated for safety and a complete cultivation ban is in effect.

President Putin has previously announced that must protect its citizens from over- of products containing . Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev followed this with a statement that has no intention to import GMOs.

Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolai Fyodorov believes that must remain a -free country. At a meeting of deputies representing rural areas organized by United , he said that the government will not “poison their citizens.”

The anti- sentiment has crossed over to any imported product. A group of senator’s successfully introduced a bill in February of this year seeking to prohibit the distribution and import of products containing GMOS in .


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