Comment from nlpwessex

Obviously these officials are not being bribed enough - yet!...

Monsanto private jets loaded with cases of cash will no doubt now be zooming in on Kiev if their prior track record in Indonesia is anything to go by ( ).

Ukraine Agriculture Ministry Seeks to Ban GMO Soy Imports
REUTERS, 8 September 2005

KIEV - Ukraine's Farm Ministry said on Wednesday it would ask the government and the parliament to ban imports and planting of genetically modified (GMO) soybeans in the country.

"We are going to adopt a decision to ban planting and imports of GMO soybeans," Ivan Dymchak, deputy farm minister, told reporters. "At the moment we are talking only about soybeans.

"We want to have the status of a country which produces only clean agriculture products," he added.

Ukraine is a traditional importer of soy meal and imported 78,200 tonnes in the 2003/04 season and 74,300 in 2002/03. It has imported 47,700 tonnes so far this season.

Ukraine imports soy meal mostly from Brazil.