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Hungary to subsidise non-GM soy cultivation

Hungary will promote the cultivation of non-genetically modified soybeans by providing subsidies, reports Hungarian newswire Politics.hu, quoting a Farm Ministry official. The government will provide 60,000 forints ($222) per ha to soybean farmers until 2020. The move reportedly is to cater for the rising demand for GMO-free soybeans in Hungary and the EU. Soybeans are cultivated on some 40,000 ha in Hungary and the government aims to increase the area three-fold. Hungary is one of the EU member states that have had a ban on the cultivation of EU-approved GM crops for many years. In 2013, the European Food Safety Authority rejected the country’s ban on the cultivation of BASF’s GM improved starch Amflora potato line (EF92-527-1). In April, new EU rules allowing member states to opt out of cultivating approved GM crops came into force.

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