Romanian laboratories testing the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be evaluated by the Food Veterinary Office, a department in the European Commission (EC). European experts will visit the counties with a massive production of genetically modified soy. Results of the verification are due on Friday, April 27.

The FVO mission has to evaluate the control system for human food and fodder produced with GMOs.

The experts have to check the progress in the control mechanisms, the legislation and the way the laws were implemented.

Assessments are also due for labs designed to determinate the GMO level in seeds and for custom points through which GMO imports may take place. 2006 will be last year for the 130,000 hectares with GMO soy plantations in Romania.