The decision is based on healthy skepticism as Russia has conclusively proved that GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) have not been proven safe for long-term consumption.
The country voiced concerns about the effect of artificial foods and their associated pesticides have on the environment, which often cause irreversible damage to Earth's valuable resources. Russia has set itself apart from many other profit-nosed nations through its rejection of modified foods. In theory and practice, the Russian Federation has proved conclusively that laboratory-based foods are not in fact required for humans to survive, as the biotech industry will have people believe.
"Not only can we ourselves eat it (natural foods), but also taking into account our land and water, which is particularly important, resources Russia could become the world's largest supplier of healthy, environmentally friendly, high-quality food that has long been missing in some western producers," said Russian President Vladimir Putin.