[Editor’s note: The article was translated from the original Romanian using Google translate and lightly edited for clarity]
Achim Irimescu, Minister of Agriculture: “The new legislation prevents the marketing and cultivation of GM products, GM soybean was cultivated in Romania previously…our farmers to prefer the future use of traditional varieties. “
But the decision is challenged by farmers.
Ion Cioroianu, representative of an association of farmers: “It’s a paradox, we are allowed to import GM soybean meal, we must consume meat from cattle fed on modified soya, but we are not allowed to cultivate, it’s rather an economic war.”
Of all the crops, soybean was the most sought after due to high content of vegetable protein, essential in feed. In 2006, GM soya is grown on more than 135,000 hectares of agricultural and Romania was the largest producer in Europe. Now we come to import 168,000 tonnes annually from Brazil or the United States…
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, Google translated post: Without genetically modified corn and soybeans. Read full article in original Romanian: Fără porumb şi soia modificate genetic.