On February 12, 2020, the RIA Novosti press center hosted the presentation of the first Russian-language edition of the book “The Encyclopedia of GMOs: Myths and Truth”, which included a comprehensive and objective assessment of scientific research on the safety of GMOs.
Reaching the English-speaking audience of the book has reached more than half a million people. The authors of the press conference were speakers from the UK: Professor of Science Michael Antonio from King’s College of London, Master of Science and editor of the portal of the independent organization GMwatch, which opposes the promotion of the GMO industry, Claire Robinson and director of the OAGB
“The significance of this book is difficult to overestimate. The debate about the safety of GMOs has been going on for over 20 years and so far no consensus has been reached. On the one hand, we hear the marketing slogans of transnational giants about the benefits of GMOs and other modern biotechnologies, and on the other, we receive extremely disturbing evidence from independent scientists about the unpredictable and detrimental consequences of using GMOs for living organisms", said Elena Sharoykina.
“Without a doubt, Russia is able to produce enough food to feed its population, using agroecological farming methods, without GMOs. We hope that our book will help deal with the food and agricultural challenges the country faces,” said Claire Robinson.Text source