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Just in case you need yet another reason to steer clear of GMOs: an association of Russian scientists has made a statement calling for a 10-year moratorium on GMO products in order to more thoroughly study their impact on human health.

Because there has yet to be enough studies conducted on GMO foods’ overall impact on humans, the scientists believe “it is necessary to ban GMO, to impose moratorium [on it] for 10 years. While GMO will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed,” said Irina Ermakova, vice president of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety (NAGS), via RT.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has already signed an order into effect that will institute a “state system for registering genetically modified organisms intended for use and products created with or containing such organisms” as soon as July 2014.

Ermakova explains why NAGS would like for Russia to take it a step further and consider a full moratorium: “It has been proved that not only in Russia, but also in many other countries in the world, GMO is dangerous. Methods of obtaining the GMO are not perfect, therefore, at this stage, all GMOs are dangerous.” Thus, she says, further study is needed.

We could learn a lot from this call here in the U.S. – while no early indication of such a moratorium is in place, many states across the country are beginning to rally for GMO food product labeling. As of right now, Oregon and Colorado are making strides to get GMO ballot initiatives ready for 2014. Let’s follow Russia’s lead and make positive steps in the battle against GMO foods, Green Monsters!

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9 comments on “Russian Scientists Call for 10-Year Ban on GMO Products”

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3 Years Ago

I am so glad, President Putin is absolutely right on this. Brazil has gone over to using organic mineral rock dust in place of chemical fertilizers. This is the direction for the whole world to go. See my article; \'How To Totally Remineralize Your Soil\' at Mothman777\'s blog.

Using basalt or other suitable rock dusts can demonstrably double or even quadruple production of food crops, and make them fully replete with all the correct amounts of minerals necessary to support human life, far beyond what organic farmland using just ordinary manure can produce, even though organic crops commonly already contain around 12 times more minerals than non-organic crops.

Even that is not enough for a healthy diet, and basalt or other suitable rock dust puts 100% of what is necessary back into the crops. Dr Mike Adams reported that an apple today in the US contains only 3% of the minerals that it would have contained in 1916. so only 12 times 3% is still only 36% of what you really need when produced on ordinary organic farmland, whereas adding 1 kilo of basalt rock dust per square metre every few years will put 100% of all the minerals that we need into the crops we eat. Microminerals in basalt rock dust like praseodymium, neodymium, samarium etc., provenly double the lifespans of animals fed foods containing them, and will do just the same for humans, much to the chagrin of the genocidal NWO.

So instead of struggling to get the minerals that we need by having to eat 3 apples a day, instead of just one, and unnaturally high amounts of other fruits and vegetables through juicing etc., at the same time risking diabetes through excessive sugar content from eating so many things containing sugars, we can safely just eat whatever our bodies were designed to.

Maya Shanice
4 Years Ago

I want that sign.

Niecy SoMysterious Ortiz
4 Years Ago


Barbara Noell
4 Years Ago

GMO are poison. When Monsanto gets to rice it's over

Tob Breogh
4 Years Ago

I see the grumpy cat is all over the planet,smile.Congrats Russia but please also respect LGBTs rights,it will make the Russian Federation a much better place,with true justice and freedom.

Barbara Blunt
4 Years Ago

Okay - this question has been buzzing around my head for quite some time. Please don't think me stupid. But just because something is grown organic, does that mean it is not GMO? I thought GMO was the seed, not the method of growth. Oh and GOOD GOING RUSSIA!

Chris Ortega
4 Years Ago

Like most anti-GMO media, this article is completely void of scientific evidence and full of fear-mongering and pseudoscience. "Methods of obtaining the GMO are not perfect, therefore, at this stage, all GMOs are dangerous." If anyone has ever come up with a "perfect" method for obtaining food, I'd like to see it. I'm not saying there's no harm in any GMOs out there. Clearly, more data is needed to conclusively say whether or not GMOs have adverse effects on health. The scientific community should always be wary of sensationalism and scapegoating.

Jessica M. Haninger
4 Years Ago

Wow! Very unexpected. But i won't believe any thing till i actually see it....

Paul V Gregory
4 Years Ago

Bring it on!!!

Caroline R. Aasen
4 Years Ago

Alright 10 points to Russia! Now let us see this ban all over the world!!!


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