Ukraine to grow GMO feed crops

12-06-2013 | |
Ukraine to grow GMO feed crops
Ukraine to grow GMO feed crops

Ukraine’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy is to start a pilot project producing forage crops using genetic engineering, according to Mykola Prysyazhnyuk, Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food, at a press briefing during the opening of seed plant in Poltava Oblast.

However, in the near future Ukraine will only grow and use GMO feed in test mode in order to first evaluate the impact it could have on the environment and livestock.

“Today we have agreed that after the completion of the necessary legislation we will start the experimental sowing of GMO crops in a closed environment in order to understand the effectiveness and impact of genetic engineering for feed crops, which could be very important for our future agriculture. I would like to understand how the consumer market will respond to it,” said Prysiazhnyuk.

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Vladislav Vorotnikov Eastern European correspondent