Hungarian Government Takes GMO Threat Seriously
Nearly 1000 acres of corn were destroyed this summer in Hungary in order to prevent their pollen from spreading after it was discovered that they had accidentally been contaminated with GMO maize. Genetically modified seeds are banned in Hungary, but after new laws were passed requiring seeds to be double-checked for artificially introduced genes, many farmers discovered that they had been unwittingly given GMOs. The plants were plowed under to prevent them from contaminating non-GMO corn, or spreading their herbicide resistance to weeds through cross pollination. The fact that it was too late in the season to replant and that these fields would produce no food this year was considered an acceptable loss.
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