Hungary Destroys 1,000 Acres of GMO Crops

In the European country of Hungary, the cultivation of GMO crops is illegal.  Recently, despite the ban on GMO crops, Hungarian regulatory officials found 1,000 acres of corn crops that were contaminated with genetically engineered corn.

How did they handle this?  They burned all 1,000 acres of contaminated corn.

The farmers growing this corn were shocked when they were told that their corn had been contaminated with GM corn.

No one knows for sure what happened, but it is very similar to what is happening in Mexico.  Mexico bans the growing of GMO corn to protect their native corn varieties.  However, a few years ago, it was found that GMO corn was already growing wild in Mexico and contaminating the native varieties that the Mexican government had tried to protect.


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  1. This was really usfeul for a essay I am writing in My Freshman Language Arts Class. We are researching and Debating about GMO’s on May 6th, Friday. If you would like to come you are welcome too. It starts at 9:30. I know I don’t know you, but we can invite anyone, and it seems like you are interested In Science stuff like this.Sincerely,Taylor Jayne Whitis ,

    January 16, 2013 at 2:58 am