Ukrainians eat 80% of genetically modified soybeans and 30% of genetically modified corn

18 October 2012 12:40  4022760 023296
Ukrainians eat 80% of genetically modified soybeans and 30% of genetically modified corn

Ukraine already has genetically modified food, and this technology should be developed.

This opinion was expressed by the President of Ukrainian Grain Association Volodymyr Klimenko in the broadcast of "Era-FM".

"Today about 70-80 percent of our soybeans and 20-30 per cent of corn is genetically modified. The people should not be afraid: in the United States they consume twice as much of such products and live ... I think many people will support me for purely practical reasons: in the U.S. the attitude towards the people is the best in the world and if they do it, then Ukraine should simply repeat their "steps" - he said.

His position was supported by the director of information company "Pro agro" Mylola Vernitsky.

"Two of the world's largest populous countries - India and China - have allowed GMOs. They have no choice - they need to increase food production. As for pesticides: Ukraine in recent years due to more active use thereof and application of fertilizers and so on has greatly increased the yield of many crops. We have a goal to grow even more, thus we can not do without intensification," - said the expert.

The Cabinet abolished mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Gazeta.ua

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