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Deputies suggest to punish manufacturers and distributors for the presence of GMOs in baby food. The corresponding bill will be discussed in the Duma. The impact of GMOs on the organism of children of carefully still not been investigated, according to the specialists, the restrictions in this sphere is necessary.

The document was submitted to the Duma as early as 2010, the deputies from a just Russia. Should help in the fight against unscrupulous manufacturers that are hiding the presence of GMOs in products.

Chief doctor of the clinic of doctor Ionova, nutritionist, Maira Kadyrov believes that, despite the lack of scientific data about the dangers of GMOs to the child nutrition should be treated with caution.

Revenue in the baby food market in Russia annually amounts to billions of rubles.

In 2011 the volume of baby food market in natural expression has increased on 20% in comparison with 2010 and amounted to 1.5 million tons. Revenue from sales of products, according to the Federal tax service, in 2011 amounted to 34.5 billion rubles 

Leading segment in the market, according to RBC researching, are dry mixtures, the second place is occupied by fruit and vegetable purees, followed by dairy products, juices and drinks, dried food and cereal. The share of imports in the dry mixtures is 91%among fruit puree - 50%. The lowest share of imported products the share of a segment of juices and dairy products. Thus, domestic production accounts for 90% of children's juices, 75% - meat purees, 99% of dairy products. The largest foreign producers of baby food are Nestle, Nutricia, HiPP, Heinz. Russian products are presented by the companies "Wimm-bill-Dann" (brand "Agusha"), "Progress", JSC "Lebedyansky" (brand "Frutonyanya"). 

According to a June poll by the Levada center, about 80% of Russians have a negative attitude to products containing GMOs.

The Source Of " Kommersant"

Author: Valery Odintsova 

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