Hungary destroys crops on 8,500-9,000 hectares because of GM-tainted maize
Crops are being destroyed on 8,500-9,000 hectares in Hungary because of maize tainted with genetically modified (GM) seeds, Rural Development Ministry state secretary Gyorgy Czervan said at a press conference on Thursday.
The GM-tainted maize is being torn up on about 4,500 hectares and crops on about 4,000 hectares are being destroyed to create a buffer zone around the tainted maize, Czervan said.
About 225 producers are directly affected by the destruction of the crops. They will be paid restitution of HUF 360,000, which Czervan said was "appropriate" and "fair".
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