Poland rejects genetically modified food production as it has officially announced its decision to ban all controversial Monsanto’s GMO crops, in this they have joined other 13 nations that have made the same decision. Polish press agency “Informacyjna Agencja Radiowa (IAR)” in cooperation with Polskie Radio has brought the news. Now Poland has joined countries like Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, and Wales in it’s decision to ban the American Monsanto mega-company and opted out of growing it’s future food with these controversial crops.
Monsanto is boycotted by many of these countries due to fears that their crops contaminate and destroy natural crops due to their genetic modification meaning these crops destroy natural seed families and they grow also as gmo food.
Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary, Richard Lochhead had this to say:
“[…] I am concerned that allowing GM crops to be grown in Scotland would damage our clean and green brand, thereby gambling with the future of our £14 billion food and drink sector.”
Other nations agree as well:
Genetically engineered food has come onto a strong oppostion in Europe for decades now and there have been strong protests by European farmers against them. Poland has now made it clear that Monsanto’s genetically engineered crops are not allowed within its borders. This is another victory for the anti-GMO movement, but there are still countries that will grow these crops.
How long until GMOs are banned entirely?