A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament

seeks to impose punishment up to criminal

prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment.

The draft legislation submitted on Wednesday

amends Russia's law regulating GMOs and

some other laws and provides for disciplinary

action against individuals and firms, which

produce or distribute harmful biotech products

and government officials who fail to properly

control them.

At worst, a criminal case may be launched

against a company involved in introducing

unsafe GMOs into Russia. Sponsors of the bill say

that the punishment for such deeds should

be comparable to the punishment allotted

to terrorists, if the perpetrators act knowingly

and hurt many people.

“When a terrorist act is committed, only

several people are usually hurt. But GMOs

may hurt dozens and hundreds.

The consequences are much worse,

and punishment should be proportionate

to the crime,” co-author Kirill Cherkasov,

member of the State Duma Agriculture

Committee told RT.

Russian criminal code allows for a punishment

starting with 15 years in jail and up to

a life sentence for terrorism.

Less severe misdeeds related to GMOs

would be punishable by fines. For instance

the administrative code would provide for up

to 20,000 rubles (US$560) in fines for failure

to report an incident of environmental pollution,

which would also cover harmful GMO

contamination, if sponsors of the bill have

their way.

Russia gave the green light to import of

GMOs and planting of bioengineered seeds as

part of its accession to the WTO, but the

Russian government remains skeptical of GMOs.

In April, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

announced that his cabinet will postpone

the beginning of certification of GMO plants

for growth in Russia due to lack of proper

infrastructure needed to test their safety.

The government also opposes imports of

GMO food, saying the country has enough

farmlands to provide enough regular food

to feed itself.

But the new draft legislation, even if adopted,

would be difficult to enforce in practice.

Proving a direct link between certain GMOs

and health or environmental problems could

be difficult, considering that harmful effects,

if they manifest, may take years to become


Critics of the draft bill also point out that

it fails to suggest amendments to laws

regulating textile production and pharmaceutical industry, both of which have been using

genetically-altered products for years.

“The global pharmaceutical industry uses

GMOs much wider than food industry does.

And there is the question, who should be

punished in this case – producers of medicines

which are used to treat people, or those who

want to ban them,” commented Aleksandr Korbut, vice-president of the Russian grain union, to Izvestia newspaper."

Once again we see the noble stand

taken by the Russian Government.

While the American Government led by Satan,

are supporting

the manufactures of deadly GMO foods because

they are working with Monsanto to kill as many

people as possible, Russian Leaders are led

by a Christian spirit to ban GMO plants and

foods    to save their people and people

of other countries alive !

Praise The Lord for Russia as it brings

"Good Tidings" "out of the North" and

frustrates the plans of the ;

"Jesuit Papal Assassins" !