In the Urals, will open the center for testing for GMOs

17.02.2017

In Yekaterinburg on the basis of the reference center of the Rosselkhoznadzor will earn a specialized center for studying genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

In its equipment already invested 65 million rubles, another 30 this year to purchase equipment. In addition to Yekaterinburg, the country will operate three such centers in Moscow, Kazan and Orenburg.

The new structure will help producers in selecting reliable suppliers. The fact is that from 1 July 2017 will come into force the article of the Federal law No. 358, establishing administrative liability for violation of requirements in the field of genetic engineering. Companies that produce GMO products face fines of up to 500 thousand rubles.

According to Igor Mamaev, head of the Department of PCR diagnostics reference center, every month the amount of research increased by 30-40 percent. Most often, genetically modified soybean and corn found in animal feed.

By the way, to check any product can even individuals. It will cost 3,5 thousand rubles per sample. For the fall and winter about ten curious Urals brought to the analysis of goods purchased in the store. Mostly mixes for baby food that contain soy in the recipe. In these GMOs is not found.


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