- 15 Nov 2023 5:23 PM
- Hungary Matters
Antal Csárdi, LMP’s deputy group leader, told a press conference that the party is proposing that parliament adopt a declaration on the matter.
Csárdi said several parliamentary groups were divided, with Momentum and Jobbik-Conservatives not voting for an earlier proposal declaring Hungary’s opposition to the EU’s pro-GMO recommendation, which “would allow such produce to flood European markets … by eliminating member states’ right to weigh the decisions individually”.
Momentum’s party family in the EU, Renew Europe, “is neoliberal and extremely pro-market, and a vocal proponent of giving free rein to genetically modified produce”, he said.
LMP is proposing a declaration that would take a stance for a GMO-free Hungary “independent of party affiliations”, Csárdi said.
The declaration would clearly oppose new GMO technologies, he said. Hungarians have a right to know whether their elected representatives take a stance for a GMO-free Hungary, he said.
Meanwhile, the debate has gained new momentum in the EU as “chemical industry players and seed producers are planning to launch a new technology that would prevent consumers from knowing whether the food they buy is genetically modified,” he said.