Derzhspozhyvsluzhba strengthen checks for GMO content, particularly for soybeans
Derzhspozhyvsluzhba plans to strengthen checks on the content of genetically modified products, - said the head of Department. Lapa V..
He stressed that "under the current legislation there is no GMO crops would be allowed to grow in Ukraine. Accordingly, if it becomes known that a product was made from GM plants, this product must also be destroyed."
the Main risk in Disposibles consider soybean as its seeds illegally imported into the country and can be easily purchased online. On the one hand this is good because thanks to the favourable climate in recent years, soybean production increased from 1 million tons in 2009 to 4 million tons in 2016. If, however, it is revealed that the export shipments contain GMOs, controlling services will be forced to impound the products until the test on the source of origin did not reveal the perpetrators of the violation of the rules.
Chairman of Directorului noted that "the mission of the service is implementation of the law", and noted that the existing logistic chain does not prevent mixing of GMO soybeans and non-GMO-soy, which creates certain risks for bona fide producers, which should protect the service.
Recall that recently published study showed no effect of GM foods on the environment and human health.