Hungarian GMO row erupts as crops are destroyed
Friday July 22 2011
'Illegal' GM corn in Hungary is being destroyed in order to comply with the country's new constitution, farm officials claimed this week. But biotech firms have asserted that the targeted crops were conventional, and did not contain high enough levels of GM traces to warrant their eradication.
About 400 hectares of the crop have been uprooted so far as they contained GM traces above 0.1% -- the level authorized at EU level to allow for scientific inaccuracies -- Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Rural Development Lajos Bognar announced.
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