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LMP calls for guarantee for Hungary’s GMO-free status

The green LMP party has submitted a political statement to parliament calling for a guarantee of Hungary's GMO-free status.

Maria Szendefy, a member of the party’s national board, said genetic modification was a brutal intervention in the order of nature, the long-term effects of which were not yet known.

Genetically modified crops must not be allowed in the European Union and Hungary’s GMO-free status must be guaranteed, she added.

Szendefy said her party had submitted a political statement on the issue to parliament but it was rejected by the Fidesz majority of the relevant parliamentary committee, so they were turning to the minister of agriculture, saying that Hungary’s food safety and food sovereignty were at stake.

She noted that a united stance was important as the European Parliament had already approved significant exemptions in its new GMO regulation, allowing the release of such crops without a prior risk assessment, while GMO produce could be marketed without labelling or monitoring.


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