Authorities heightening control over genetically modified products in Mordovia

Publish date: June 15, 2007

Specialists at the Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights in Mordovia have ran 105 tests over food products looking for genetically modified organisms in the first quarter of this year.

The head of the republic’s environmental health office, in an official decree published on June 5, announced that 0.95% of the tests were found to contain genetically modified organisms. Meat products, as well as soy concentrates, flour and other similar kinds of products, mainly due to soy additives, stand out as being the most likely to contain genetically modified elements. Information for every case regarding the presence of genetically modified elements in food products was not available at the time of publication.