Hungary will initiate a joint alliance of European Union member states rejecting the use of genetically modified organisms in farming with the aim to make the entire European Union free from GMO crops, Hungarian farm minister Sándor Fazekas said on the sidelines of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin at the weekend.
As newportal Euractiv.com reported, pro-GM governments, such as the UK and the Netherlands, had wanted to see many more varieties approved and growing in their soils. But they were frustrated by opponents, such as France, Germany, Luxembourg and Austria, which blocked the qualified majority required in Brussels to give the go-ahead. These countries together with Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Poland and Italy have adopted safeguard measures prohibiting the cultivation on their territories.
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