Hungary has taken a stand against Monsanto and GMO corn by destroying around 1000 acres of GMO corn – said Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development – Lajos Bognar.
In Hungary genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned. There is no certainty that the GM crops they burned didn’t spread any seeds or pollen before destroyed so checks will continue despite the law that states traders are supposed to make sure their products are GMO free! I know right?! During the investigation, they found Pioneer Monsanto products among the seeds planted. Once discovered they burned and wrote the years harvest off. They are that serious.
Most of the local farmers have complained since they discovered they were using GMO seeds. With the season already under way, it was too late to sow new seeds, so this years harvest was lost. The company that sold the seeds in Baranya county is now being liquided… so, if any compensation is paid, the money will be paid mainly to that company’s creditors, rather than the farmers.
Just another country you can add to the list of conscious and awake. Is yours next?