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Russia approves use of GM crops, first yields expected in 2016–17

5:07 AM MST | December 10, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

The Russian authorities have approved the use of genetically modified crops as of 1 July 2014. The registration process for GM seeds may take more than one year, with the first crop of genetically modified soybeans expected to be harvested in 2016–17.  Several agencies will be responsible for the registration process, including the Ministry of Health (Moscow), which will take care of seeds used to produce drugs; and Roszdravnadzor, for medical applications. In addition, Rospondnepnadzor will deal with food applications and Rosselkhoznadzor with animal...

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