Skip to comments.Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields
Posted on 02/13/2012 10:30:41 AM PST by Twotone
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.
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>> 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
“STUCK ON STUPID”. Oh well, can’t fix stupid.
Every single agricultural crop is genetically modified. It’s just the traditional method is a little slower.
Good for them! I wish we’d at least pass a law in the US that requires companies to designate GMO ingredients.
But can you let it die of starvation when the stupid policies result in famine? Chances are good that American taxpayers will be providing food aid in the not too distant future.
If they keep this up they’re going to be Hungary.
Apparently, they’re not that Hungary!
I just knew the jokes would come sooner or later. ;-)
Opponents of modified foods should check their pantry for Canola oil.
They can always eat Turkey, although I wouldn’t cook it in a lot of Greece.
I would draw a distinction between "selectively bred" and "genetically modified." In any event, I have no argument with either one provided I have the freedom to grow whatever variety of vegetables I like in my own garden.
I am modestly accepting of GMO food.
But a legitimate objection to GMO food, IMO, is *not* that they are modified, but that their cultivation permits the use of much more toxic pesticides....which remain as residues on the consumed food and also find their way into waterways. And, I believe that many who are indifferent to GMO are not aware of this additional aspect.
I bring this up not to advocate one thing or another, but as an “unintended consequence” type of deal that I think people should consider. I doubt we can or necessarily should go back to non-GMO strains of various grains, and without question, the use of GMO crops can dramatically raise productivity = important in a world facing widespread food shortages.
Not that I know everything about the subject but from what I can tell having Monsanto in charge of so much food supply - and able to sue farmers who don’t plant their product - is not a good thing.
A co-worker told me about the movie Food Inc. and I need to watch it.
100% of all soybeans used today are modified.
America is the world leader in Agriculture.
GM crops is one of the reasons why.
More and more advances will come with GM foods.
There is now talk of having GM bananas that would serve as a vaccine for many diseases that would not need refrigeration.
Believe it or not, one of the primary costs that preclude world-wide vaccinations is the cost (and logistical trouble) of regridgeration.
Not much land, really. Less than 1/10th of 1 percent of total corn acreage in Hungary. More symbolic significance than anything else.
Not right now, there's a major Greece fire.
Monsanto doesn't sue farmers who don't plant their product - only those that illegally re-use their seed. While there has been some clamor about pollination (i.e. the farmer's crop got ‘infected’ with GM pollen), IIRC that is the frequent busted farmer's excuse - which genetic testing shows to not be the case in successful litigation against farmers.
Watching “Food Inc.” for reliable information about agriculture is like watching “Fahrenheit 9-11” for information about the war on terror.
I work in IT. I build computers and use Arch Linux. I’m part of an Android development team. Trust me, there’s no anti-technological mysticism here.
I won’t bother trying to have a serious conversation with someone who doesn’t bother to read what I’ve written and resorts to such crude descriptions. I didn’t call for a US ban on GMO crops; I simply said it’d be nice if the ingredients were labeled so that people could exercise good old-fashioned choice.