The idea of GMO and GMO seeds is not welcome in Hungary. It was reported that Hungarians destroyed 1000 acres of cornfields ground with GMO corn.
Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar revealed that almost 1000 acres of maize ground with genetically modified seeds was destroyed throughout Hungary.
He also added that The GMO maize has been ploughed under but pollen has not spread from the maize.
GMO seed checks take place even though seed traders are required to make sure there products are not genetically modified.
Upriser also reported, “The free movement of goods within the EU means that authorities will not investigate how the seeds arrived in Hungary, but they will check where the goods can be found, Bognar said. Regional public radio reported that the two biggest international seed producing companies are affected in the matter and GMO seeds could have been sown on up to the thousands of hectares in the country.”
When farmers found out they were using GMO seeds, they complained and supported the destruction of their crops. They are upset that they were given GMO seeds that they thought were safe.
As of May 2015, Hungary had not responded to the new EU legislation making GMOs legal in all countries unless they specifically opt out. Germany looks like they may opt out. Scotland has opted out within the UK.