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New Serbian Law Prohibits Commercial Growing, Trade of GMOs

June 26, 2009

Serbia's National Parliament has adopted a new law that prohibits commercial growing of live modified organisms (GMOs), according to a new report by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The new law, which regulates basic conditions for the use of GMOs in closed and open systems, also prohibits trading of products derived from GMOs. With this law, Serbian import of soybean meal from roundup ready soybeans for cattle feed is no longer possible. Serbia's previous law on GMOS allowed import of RR soybeans, the only GMO product used in the Eastern European nation.

Download the FAS report at http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/New%20Law%20on%20GMO%20is%20prohibiting%20trade%20or%20commercial%20growing%20of%20GMO%20_Belgrade_Serbia_6-10-2009.pdf