Hungary Destroys All GM Maize Fields - Farmers Claim Ignorance Over Banned Seeds

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Hungary already has a ban on genetically modified crops, so this is a bit more complicated than it may seem at first. As PlanetSave reports Hungary has destroyed approximately 1000 acres of maize fields found to have been planted with GM crops, the seeds made by biotech giants Monsanto and Pioneer. The complicating part is that most of the farmers claim they had no idea they were planting the banned seeds.

Checks will continue to ensure that no more fields contain GM crops, as well as investigations into where the GM seeds were purchased and if they still are available.

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