GMO news related to Hungary

19.11.2015 |

Hungary presents stance on GMO-free Europe at Brussels conference

MEPS György Hölvényi of Hungary and Elisabeth Köstinger of Austria organised a conference in Brussels on the importance of regulating genetically modified organisms in the European Union. Hölvényi told European Commission representatives that EU citizens have doubts about the bloc’s regulation of genetically modified crops, which he said EU decision-makers had a responsibility to dispel. He said Hungary has made great strides in this area as well as it plans to introduce rules on voluntarily labelling GMO-free products. Hölvényi said the majority of EU citizens are against the distribution and consumption of genetically modified crops, while two-thirds of member states have banned their production. Imported food supplies and soy-based animal feed, however, may still contain GMOs.