Government asks for EC ban of genetically modified crops
Hungary has submitted a petition to the European Commission (EC) asking for a ban in Hungary on all genetically modified corn varieties that have production licenses or are about to receive such licenses in the European Union, the farm ministry told Hungarian news agency MTI today.
The government sent its petition on September 21, asking for the ban of eight products. Since none of the companies producing these types of corn submitted an appeal by the October 22 deadline, the EC will have to modify existing and future distribution licenses to exclude Hungary, the ministry said.
Hungary will also ask for exemptions from the EC in the future if other GMO producers request European distribution rights, the ministry said, noting that Hungaryʼs constitution stipulates that the country remain GMO-free.
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.