GMO news related to Bulgaria

16.02.2017 |

I voted against CETA because it does not protect Bulgaria’s national interests

Strasburg. “I voted against CETA, because I do not believe it is in the interest of Bulgaria,” stated MEP Momchil Nekov in plenary after the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the press office of the MEP announced. For years, agriculture in the country has been shrinking. Removing import duties for Canada would most likely result in Bulgarian production having additional competition, for the local and European markets. A big part of products that have transitional quotas, such as beef and pork, are a threat to these sectors in Bulgaria.

“Last but not least, Canada is the fifth largest producer of GMO foods in the world. The European Commission claims that Canadian foods would have to comply with European law. But this means labelling the foods.