Ukraine already needs to create an appropriate register and control system for the cultivation of GM crops in order to have information on the volumes and areas of their production, said Taras Vysotsky, the First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, during a round table organized by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy, the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy reported on March 16.
"It is necessary to clearly understand the advantages of non-GMO products on the global market. In particular, this concerns the cultivation of genetically modified corn. The position of the Ministry of Agriculture is to not allow its cultivation and any circulation on the territory of Ukraine. As for sugar beet and rapeseed (in Ukraine, according to market participants, there is still experience in the cultivation of these GM crops), our proposal is to postpone the ban on their cultivation for at least eight years: three - before the start of the law, and then - for another seven transitional years", T. Vysotsky noted.