Disinfo: Americans want Ukraine to grow GMO products

Summary

The US wants Ukraine to grow GMO products, and they will help. The US does not give a task – grow whatever you want. Instead, they want Ukraine to grow GMO products, the Americans will help with this. Sell the land, become farm labourers. Ukrainians will grow the products that they need and not the ones that are profitable and traditionally produced by Ukraine.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine is controlled by the US.

Ukraine is a sovereign state, not controlled by any foreign government. The new law on the land market states that only Ukrainian citizens and companies registered in Ukraine and under Ukrainian law will be eligible to buy agricultural land in Ukraine. Other restrictions are prescribed by the law.

A recently established working group at the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine will deal with the regulation of genetically modified organisms. The group included experts from the Ministry, as well as representatives of leading industry organisations and associations, including the Seed Association of Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 207
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: GMOs, US presence in Europe, Ukrainian statehood

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