Russia to increase production of GMO despite scientific uncertainty
Jul. 25, 2013
The Russian Ministry for Economic Development has developed an action plan in the field of biopharmaceuticals, biomedical, industrial biotechnology, bio-energy, agri-food biotechnology, forest biotechnology, environmental biotechnology and genetic engineering to develop research, production and cooperation, as well as improve state regulation and personnel training.
By 2018, Russia is to achieve the following volumes of biotechnological products: in the sphere of consumption - 300 billion rubles; in production - 200 billion rubles; export - 50 billion rubles.
The plan is expected to be realized, despite the fact that scientists are still undecided, how the consumption of GM food affects the human body.
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