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The Russian State Duma Passes Total Ban on GMO Crops and Animals

On Friday 24th June Russia’s State Duma adopted the third and final reading of a government bill that introduces a total ban on the cultivation and breeding in Russia of genetically modified (GM) plants and animals, except for scientific research purposes.

The Russian Government has stood strong in the face of increasing pressure from US biotech companies  and they have also managed to see through the Russian pro-GMO forces’ misleading claims and pseudoscience.

In December 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Russian Parliament that Russia should become the world's largest supplier of organic foods.

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