Vladimir Putin has banned the production of GMO products in Russia

Wednesday, 6 July, 2016 - 13:00

Vladimir Putin signed a law that bans the production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and products in Russia. The law also bans the imports of such "goods". The only exceptions are cases of GMO production that are used for the purpose of scientific research.

The document was published on the official web portal. According to the text of the new law, products importers will be required to undergo special registration procedures to eliminate the possibility of the impact of genetically modified organisms on humans.

Breaking the law provides for administrative responsibility. Officials will be obliged to pay a fine of 10 to 20 thousand rubles. Legal entities  are to be fines from 100 to 500 thousand rubles.