Kyrgyzstan Bans All GMO Products and GM Crops

Posted on Jun 11 2014 - 5:27pm by Sustainable Pulse

Kyrgyzstan has Wednesday become one of the first countries in the World to ban the cultivation of GM Crops alongside the import and sale of all GMO products, the news agency 24.kg has announced.

Kyrgyzstan

The Kyrgyz Members of Parliament approved the third reading of the bill ‘On the prohibition of cultivation, production, import and sale in Kyrgyzstan of products containing GMOs’.

It was reported that following the adoption of the law there is set to be a GMO testing laboratory built before 2015, where not only food coming from abroad, but also food grown in the country will be checked for GMO contamination. The Ministry of Economy noted that to prohibit the importation of GMO products on the ground will be difficult but possible.

The final bill has now been sent to President Almazbek Atambayev for his signature.

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  1. sue cantoni June 12, 2014 at 14:50 - Reply

    Excellent. Hope this trend will spread quickly and be implemented in a serious way.
    Finally we are beginning to stand up for our health.

  2. Julie June 12, 2014 at 19:59 - Reply

    Go Kyrgyzstan! I wish the US would follow suit.

  3. Deniza June 14, 2014 at 01:18 - Reply

    Браво! Замечательно! Когда Штаты подключатся? Здесь так многие хотят только настоящую еду, и растения. Мы боремся здесь каждый день. Спасибо Кыргызстан за вдохновление!

  4. Kyz June 14, 2014 at 01:23 - Reply

    That’s really cool. USA is next. Say NO to gmo!!!!! Organic sustainable agriculture forever ~

  5. Connie Whitlock June 14, 2014 at 03:31 - Reply

    Its about time we the little people fight back and stop GMO food, seeds, from the producers of this poison. Way to go!!

  6. LEO G YOUNGER June 18, 2014 at 11:51 - Reply

    Congratulations and thank you to the people of Kyrgyzstan.

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