In the Ryazan region revealed the fact of growing GMO corn

Rosselkhoznadzor conducted an unscheduled inspection. Data confirmed by laboratory tests.

For the first time in Russia, GMO plants were discovered in 2020.

The audit showed that GMO-rapeseed is grown in the Nizhny Novgorod region, soybeans in the Volgograd region, and grain in the Jewish Autonomous Region.

During the same inspection, consignments of GMO grain were seized in the Khabarovsk and Stavropol regions, which were to be sent to China and Belarus.

Twice, Chinese regulatory authorities have reported the detection of GMOs in rapeseed and soybean oil.

In total, for 2020, Rosselkhoznadzor received 12 notifications from importers from China, Lithuania, Vietnam, Finland, Belgium, Hungary and Moldova that Russian grain does not meet their requirements.

This year, GMO corn was discovered at the Malinishchi agricultural enterprise in the Ryazan Region of the Pronsk District.

According to the company’s employees, the seeds used for planting were purchased in 2019-2020. in Rostov-on-Don, Moscow and the Voronezh region.

The grown crop was to be used for livestock feed.

In Russia it is forbidden not only to grow GMOs, but also to import the seeds of such plants.

But, taking advantage of legal uncertainty, the states of the EAEU countries, for example, import GM seeds, and then distribute them to the countries that are members of the alliance.

According to the All-Russian State Center for Quality and Standardization of Medicines for Animals and Feed, 90% of GM seeds illegally imported into Russia came through Belarus.

The Rosselkhoznadzor will investigate all the circumstances of the revealed violations, taking into account the fact that in Russia there is legal liability for the cultivation of GM crops.