GMO-Crops

allaboutfeed.net
Hungary Destroys All Monstanto/GMO Maize Fields

Some 400 hectares of maize found to have been grown 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. Unlike several EU members, GMO seeds are banned in Hungary.   Authorities have been checking for GMO crops since the beginning of this year as a new regulation came in force this March which stipulates GMO checks before seeds are introduced to the market.

This is what a government should be doing. Way to go Hungary.

Hungary destroys All Monsanto GMO corn fields!

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.
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.
With season already under way, it is too late to sow new seeds, so this years harvest has been lost.
And to make things even worse for the farmers, the company that distributed the seeds in Baranya county is under liquidation. Therefore, if any compensation is paid by the international seed producers, the money will be paid primarily to that company’s creditors, rather than the farmers.

[Read More Here]

[More GMO Posts Here]

youtube

Lookout for Pesticides in Paradise - #gmo #environment

Monsanto gets lots of attention for their GMOs and pesticides/herbicides. But they’re not the only ones who are a threat to public health.

Germany Joins Scotland in Seeking Ban on Gene-Modified Seeds

Germany Joins Scotland in Seeking Ban on Gene-Modified Seeds

Bloomberg Business Germany is taking steps to outlaw the cultivation of genetically modified crops in Europe’s biggest economy. The Agriculture Ministry plans to officially request that producers of GMOs exclude Germany when applying to sell seeds in European Union, Christian Fronczak, a spokesman for the ministry, said Tuesday. Scotland took similar measures earlier this month. “The German…

View On WordPress

Adoption Of Genetically Engineered Crops In the U.S

Overview

U.S. farmers have adopted genetically engineered (GE) crops widely since their introduction in 1996, notwithstanding uncertainty about consumer acceptance and economic and environmental impacts. Soybeans and cotton genetically engineered with herbicide-tolerant traits have been the most widely and rapidly adopted GE crops in the U.S., followed by insect-resistant cotton and corn. This data product summarizes the extent of adoption of herbicide-tolerant and insect–resistant crops since their introduction in 1996. Three tables devoted to corn, cotton, and soybeans cover the 2000-10 period by State. See more on the extent of adoption…

Read More - http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/BiotechCrops/

An example of the problem with GMOs

“A much-touted effort in Kenya to develop a genetically engineered virus-resistant sweet potato failed after 10 years, millions of dollars, and countless hours of effort. Not only did it fail, but researchers in Uganda [PDF] have developed varieties of sweet potatoes resistant to the same virus and with greater levels of beta carotene (aitamin A)—not with genetic engineering, but with conventional breeding.”

youtube

Blackwater & Monstanto join forces to fight food freedom by hunting anti-Monsanto activists

Hungary Destroys 1k Acre Of GMO Monsanto Maize

Hungary Destroys 1k Acre Of GMO Monsanto Maize

Courtesy of naturalsociety.com

Hungary is fighting back against Monsanto and genetic modification. Over one thousand acres of maize, proven to have been planted with genetically modified seeds, has been destroyed.

In Hungary, genetically modified seeds are banned. Due to this stance, authorities intend to find out not only where these crops came from but where they can be found in their own…

View On WordPress