Russia: Russia Bans Cultivation and Breeding of GE Crops and Animals

On July 3, 2016, President Putin signed Federal Law 358-FZ “On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation concerning improvement of the state regulation in the sphere of genetic engineering activities.” These amendments prohibit cultivation of genetically engineered plants and breeding of genetically engineered animals on the territory of the Russian Federation, strengthen state control and monitoring of processing and imports of GE organisms and products derived from such organisms and set penalties for violations of this federal law.

Russia: Russia Bans Cultivation and Breeding of GE Crops and Animals