Hungary is standing up to biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000’s of acres of their corn found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds. This is according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar.
Hungary is unlike many European countries – it is a nation where genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned. Peru has also passed a 10 year ban on GM foods in a further move to eradicate GM crops.
“Almost 1000 acres of maize found to have been planted with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary” Bognar said.
“The GMO corn has been ploughed” said the minister, “but the pollen has not spread”.
GMO seeds are also banned in Hungary.
During invesigations, controllers have found Monsanto products among the corn that had been 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.
“Most of the local farmers have complained since they just discovered they were using GMO seeds.” said globalresearch.ca
As of May 2015, Hungary hadn’t yet responded to the new EU legislation making GMOs legal in all countries unless they specify to opt out. Germany and the UK have opted out.
GMO seeds are not considered worrisome and dangerous simply because they are modified, but it is that they are modified to handle massive doses of glyphosate (Roundup), and not die.
They are bathed in herbicide that is dangerous for human consumption, leading to a fear of a buildup of glyphosate – one potential cause for the recent rise in cases such as in autism, cancers, and other long-term developing illnesses. The company Monsanto has been so aggressive legally to cover up any public unhappiness. They are believed to be hushing farmers, buying off segments of the government and paying off scientists in the U.S. It has become easier for countries like Hungary to plow under the crop than to try to disseminate between what is fact and what is farce with Monsanto’s disastrous reputation and communication failures.