Putin Says Broad Consumption of Genetically GMO in Russia Speculative

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The widespread acceptance of genetically modified food in Russia continues to remain speculative, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who spoke to students on Wednesday during his tour to the Far East, TASS reported.

According to the Russian president, the problem of genetically modified food is undoubtedly difficult, and experts feel it is not yet suitable for widespread usage, as in the United States, where large quantities of pulse crops, soybeans, and maize are cultivated, then used to feed cattle, and then meat enters sales channels.

From July 4, 2016, Russia prohibited the growing of genetically engineered plants and the import of genetically modified seeds.