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GM Crops Face Setback in Hungary

GM crops have received a major setback in Hungary. In a recent development, parliament of Hungary is backing an amendment which poses restrictions on the conditions under which GM crops can be planted. As per the new law a four hundred meter buffer zone would have to be created to avoid cross pollination. Landowners would have to get an approval before planting these crops. This decision has angered the crop producers. On the other hand Jozsef Graf, agriculture minister of Hungary stated that since it is one of the strictest GMO laws of Europe therefore producers seem to be upset by it. This law might certainly upset the chances of Hungary to emerge as a leading regional agricultural producer.