Hungary destroys Monsanto GMO corn

From Shellee Tyler, on Planet Save.com:

“In an effort to rid the country of Monsanto’s GMO products, Hungary has stepped up the pace. This looks like its going to be another slap in the face for Monsanto. A new regulation was introduced this March which stipulates that seeds are supposed to be checked for GMO before they are introduced to the market. Unfortunately, someGMO seeds made it to the farmers without them knowing it.

Almost 1000 acres 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. The checks will continue despite the fact that seed traders are obliged to make sure that their products are GMO free, Bognar said.

During their investigation, controllers have found Pioneer and 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 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…..”

Note: What the Europeans call “maize”, North Americans call “corn”.

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4 responses to “Hungary destroys Monsanto GMO corn

  1. All nations must now rise above and pull down the curtain on GMO’s and the like.

    “There is something profoundly amiss in our stampede down the biotech path for every trivial application. The level of change now possible, the speed at which we can make these dramatic alterations and the potential consequences for animals, the environment and ourselves – for the world as we know it – ought to give us great pause. It is naive to think that this research, unbridled, will have only a trivial impact.” – Autumn Fiester, bioethicist, University of Pennsylvania school of Medicine.

    From the book, “Genetic Roulette, the Documented Health Risks of Genetically engineered Foods.” by Jeffrey M. Smith, the Author of the #1 International bestseller Seeds of Deception. Foreward by Michael Meacher, MP – Former UK Government Environment Minister.

    And……………..

    In spite of industry claims, transgenes survive the digestive system and can wander.

    (1) Industry advocates claimed that genes were destroyed during digestion of food and therefore gene transfer to gut bacteria or organs was extremely unlikely.

    (2) Studies now verify that genes can survive digestion, both in humans and animals..

    (3) Animal studies on non-GM DNA also verify that it can pass through the placenta into the fetus, from the digestive channels into the blood and organs, and even penetrate the blood brain barrier.

    See also the Institute for Responsible Technology founded by Jeffrey Smith.

    Donate…….. and help to protect ourselves, our children, and our environment from the risks of this infant technology.

    Stay informed……….. with a free monthly e-newsletter, Spilling the Beans, written by founding director, Jeffrey Smith.

    Thank you.

    The Milkmen USA

  2. I only recently heard about the “Devil in the Milk” but it is amazing that this isn’t receiving national media attention so that the public will have the right to choose whether to consume this milk or not. Thanks for your article and spreading the word.
    Jason

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  4. wildgoats2

    The media is owned by the same companies selling you the “perfectly safe” or “its gonna wipe out world hunger” GMO seeds. In the US Monsanto has an army of hundreds of ex military goons going around the country side harassing farmers. They come and take samples and if they find their genes in your seeds, they can successfully sue the farmer for damages in US courts. Our entire justice system has been turned upside down and where people can’t get justice, they will eventually fight with pitchforks and AK-47. In Begium studies have linked GMO corn to obesity, diabetes and genetic mutations in children’s DNA making the more susceptible to diseases. In the USA, the industry, which now has a back door into the FDA does not allow these studies on humans. But, we have plenty of evidence from animals such as cows. Corn in general destroys the intestinal flora of cows to the point that they start producing new strains of harmful bacteria. The same thing is happening in humans. We take the contaminated manure and spread it all over our growing fruit and veg crops. Then, people wonder why dozens die annually of the contamination. The industries involved don’t want us to connect the dots, but I would say about 20% of the US populous is already wise to it. Even with all the cover up by our media.

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