Budapest (MTI) – Hungary plans to produce GMO-free milk, meat and eggs, and has already made the initial steps required in the case of milk, farm ministry state secretary Istvan Nagy said on Thursday.
Nagy told a press conference that in the wake of a decision in Brussels that European Union member countries can freely decide on the ban or restriction of genetically modified products, Hungary has defined new targets.
Since meat, milk and eggs, and food prducts made from them, form the basis of daily consumption, the government considers it an important aim to achieve full GMO-free status in the case of these products.
In the first step, the replacement of import soya, used as a significant component in animal feed, has been started. Since it is mostly imported from South America where it is grown using GMO methods, a new programme has been launched to use another source of protein in animal food, he added.