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7.06.12.Rospotrebnadzor offers to start in Russia use of genetically modified organisms in crop production, is now banned in the country, reports "Interfax".

Relevant proposals are contained in the official reference materials Rospotrebnazdora signed by its leader Gennady Onishchenko, who directed the State Duma before parliamentary hearings on GMO.

The ministry said that "in order to ensure the protection of public health, food and environmental safety, the … the creation of Russian scientists GMO lines adapted to grow in Russia, and the introduction of GMOs in the agro-industrial sector in Russia."

Said during the parliamentary hearings on Thursday Head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Ivanov, the Russian market last year revealed the small quantity of products that are based on GMOs.

"It's all imported products. And I would like to fill this niche products, biotechnology, Russian-made ", — said Ivanov.

According to him, the U.S. products containing GMOs are considered safe for human health and are not subject to labeling, as well as in Brazil and Argentina. In Japan, for them to be marked if they contain five percent or more of the components that are based on GMOs.

According to Rospotrebnadzor, analysis of materials research, conducted under the registration of GMOs in Russia, as well as the data of world scientific literature on safety of GMOs, "indicates the absence of any adverse effects on human health."

In addition, as noted in the help Rospotrebnadzor, according to a report from the World Health Organization in 2005, "the development of genetically modified products may directly or indirectly contribute to the strengthening of health: the existing genetically modified foods have been evaluated for the presence of risk and is unlikely to pose a risk to human health ". Consumption of such products, according to WHO, does not cause adverse effects.

Therefore, ascertain in Rospotrebnadzor obtained with GMO foods, past medical and biological assessment and duly registered, "are safe for human health and allowed for sale to the public and the food industry, without limitation, and their use will not cause adverse effects for the human body. "

Source: "Times"

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