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Sat May 25, 2013, 03:01 PM

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields
May 19 • A Paradigm Shift, Articles, GMOs



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.

http://www.realfarmacy.com/hungary-destroys-all-monsanto-gmo-corn-fields#7jyf0FSSE7PBz5r5.01

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 04:42 PM

1. If we did that here three-fourths, probably more, of the country would burn. Go Hungarians! nt

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 08:41 PM

2. Sombody at monsanto is in real trouble.

 

When you fail to buy off all the politco's, your alec scripto whore doesn't get your monsanto written legislation enacted into law, and on top of that, the country's farm minister starts destroying monsanto GMO crops, you are about to have a very, very bad day or week or month or the rest of your life.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:21 AM

4. Is there something "not respectable" about my source?

The article you linked to is about Germany's ban. Mine is about Hungary.

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Response to FourScore (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:08 AM

5. Sorry! I added the link about Hungary. Like it or not RealPharmacy reprints all sorts of things

from all different sources without fact checking or backing them up with links to studies, etc. So while there maybe a lot of good information there, there seems to be some dicey stuff too.
Apparently this story is two years old, and is suddenly getting posted everywhere and we've seen some with inaccuracies. It's probably getting reprinted now as "news" because of the protests. At any rate, it is preferable to try to always find the best sources possible when you post. The Budapest Times link, while obviously older- has updates to Monsanto's fight over this. I bet if you looked you could find even more recent articles on that.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:14 AM

6. Good, Monsanto is finally beginning to see some huge opposition to their dangerous taking

over of the world's food supply.

Eg, this weekend, there are anti-Monsanto demonstrations in major cities across this country.

The article says this move will be bad for farmers this year, hopefully things will only improve for them after this. Monsanto has destroyed the livelihoods of millions of farmers around the world. It's about time someone put a stop to them.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:21 AM

7. this happened two years ago. I suppose they dug it up because of the protests.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:26 AM

8. Thanks. I understood it was recent. Still good however. There are now countries other than Mexico

which for a long time was one of the few to keep Monsanto at bay, taking steps to keep them out of their countries. There is much more awareness of the harm they have done now than there ever was before. We all have to be the media.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #8)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:31 AM

9. I think it's great too! I just wanted the OP to have better links because the story as presented is

confusing- and more has happened since.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:36 AM

10. Yes, I appreciated your comment. Better to be accurate whenever possible.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #10)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:38 AM

11. We don't want to lock good stuff over crappy sourcing.

But it happens. It seems like everybody and their Mom is reposting this one all of a sudden!

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #11)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:41 AM

13. True!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:40 AM

12. There was a Monsanto Protest in Albuquerque today

several hundred people. The local news was not there ....

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