Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar.
Unlike many European Union countries, Hungary is a nation where genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned. In a similar stance against GM ingredients, Peru has also passed a 10 year ban on GM foods.
Almost 1000 acres of maize found to have been ground with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary, deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said.
The GMO maize has been ploughed under, said Lajos Bognar, but pollen has not spread from the maize, he added. burning-gmo
Unlike several EU members, GMO seeds are banned in Hungary. The checks will continue despite the fact that seek traders are obliged to make sure that their products are GMO free, Bognar said.
During the invesigation, controllers have found Pioneer Monsanto products among the seeds planted.
The free movement of goods within the EU means that authorities will not investigate how the seeds arrived in Hungary, but they will check where the goods can be found, Bognar said. Regional public radio reported that the two biggest international seed producing companies are affected in the matter and GMO seeds could have been sown on up to the thousands of hectares in the country.
Most of the local farmers have complained since they just discovered they were using GMO seeds.
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If GMOs were so wonderful, why is Monsanto so terrified of having them labeled?
The real scientists of National Aeronautics and Space Administration aren’t afraid of labeling:
People need to start suing Monsanto for contamination when their seeds make it into another farmers field.
actually, in such wonderful irony, monsanto sues the farmers, and then takes everything from them in the proceeding court battles, both through the costs of legal representation for the farmer and through direct fines and penalties imposed on the farmer for “patent infringement” The claim is that the farmer is using Monsanto’s patent, the seeds, to make money in a commercial operation. Now this is after they send “representatives” to threaten and bully the farmer and family, use of extortion on the surrounding farmers by threat of the same action to effectively isolate the offending farmer from the rest of his local community of peers, and more serious methods including slaughter of farm animals and in rare occasion murder.
Please if you don’t believe me look this up and see the court cases, interviews, and community records, including obituaries.
I love to see the reverences. You have a specific link?
If GMOs were so terrible, how come no one can produce a scientifically-based peer-reviewed study showing these facts? And why would there be such an overwhelming consensus of scientists who believe GMO crops are safe? It’s almost like trying to talk sense to climate change deniers.
you cant pollute a seed a call it life. there is no such thing as improving on true organic life (a pure seed left alone) unless you need to patent it to make money which includes paying for the propaganda that sells the contaminated seed’s harvest and paying for the scientists to back up the patents claim. the only reason this has gotten so big is bc people en masse stopped caring where their food was coming as most food is not even food anyway. processed in a factory.
It is not so much the GMO seeds it is the chemicals they are drenched in that causes terrible diseases like Cancer or the serious rapid decline of the world’s bee populations, many of which were banned for use on Human food, that in turn contaminates the soil and then leaches into waterways and so on. These pesticides have been tested and found to be carcinogenic and banned some of them decades ago and to do long term studies on these would put generations of people at very serious health risks. We shouldn’t need scientists and tests to prove that chemicals cause a lot of harm to wildlife and humans we can see the fallout for ourselves. Also the overwhelming Consensus from the scientists you talk about, the majority of them are on Monsanto’s payroll either directly working for the company or for other pharmaceutical companies that Monsanto own. The Scientists that say otherwise are the ones that have no ties to Monsanto.
So now you’ve seen a peer review study.
BRAVO ! BRAVO!!
Yes if their seeds are so wonderful, why are they sowing them in secret all over the world, as they initially did in the USA? This is a serious issue now, especially with things like the DARK Act in the US Congress right now, which would ban the labelling of GMO seeds if it passes, among other things. These chemical companies will stop at nothing, it seems, and keep running roughshod over what most people want. They won’t properly test their products before they release them on our unsuspecting world and funnel money to pay journalists and PR people and politicians to support their agenda: to sell their chemicals and GM seeds. They don’t even recognise their evil.
I DISAGREE ………. they are evil AND THEY DO RECOGNISE THEIR EVIL…………. Monsanto and Merck, et al, they all lie in their tests……. Merck got fined 3 billion for falsifying result in their MMR trials. They purposely lied, to sell a useless product. Monsatan is the same, they know GMOs are harmful, the quote is “GMOs aren’t made to be eaten, they are made to be sold” ie Monsatan employees don’t eat the rubbish.
Right on. Keep it up. Mansanto Should be healed accountable for what they have or will do,
again? i thought they destroyed all gmo crops a couple years ago?….
Good for Hungarians. They have a backbone.
Good for the Hungarians, they have a backbone.