Russian Scientists urge implementation of a 10 year moratorium on GMOS.

russa is following in the footsteps of the Indian sub-continent and its scientists are urging the government to implement a 10 year moratorium on organisms (). Earlier this year had amended its laws to force compulsory registration of all products containing .

“It is necessary to ban GMO, to impose moratorium [on it] for 10 years. While GMO will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed,” vice president of ’s National Association for Genetic Safety, Irina Ermakova, told Interfax a news agency, who broke the story.

“It has been proved that not only in , but also in many other countries in the world, GMO is dangerous. Methods of obtaining the GMO are not perfect, therefore, at this stage, all are dangerous,” Ermakova said.

and use of obtained in such way can lead to tumors, cancers and obesity among ,” Ermakova said.

The scientists calling for a moratorium have reached a consenses that there are not enough efficient and sufficient studies documenting the GMO influence on . Instead medical professionals have seen an increase in and diabetes in those regions where residents have consumed larger amounts of GMO-containing food.

“Biotechnologies certainly should be developed, but GMO should be stopped. [We] should stop it from spreading,” Ermakova added.

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