Romanian Senate approved on Wednesday a governmental Emergency Ordinance allowing the growth of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as food.

The ordinance was approved almost unanimously, although information on GMOs and their effect on the health is lacking in all Romania. On an European level, the opposition towards GMOs is growing steadily, while the American lobby continues to support it.

In Romanian, the Environment Ministry is the main opponent of GMOs, while the Agriculture Ministry proved to be a "supporter".

According to the ordinance, companies that will cultivate or sell GMOs have to notify the Biological Security Commission.