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TITLE:  CROATIAN AGRICULTURE ASSOCIATION OPPOSED TO GMO

SOURCE: Croatian Times, Croatia

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URL:    http://www.croatiantimes.com/index.php?id=3551

DATE:   21.04.2009

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CROATIAN AGRICULTURE ASSOCIATION OPPOSED TO GMO

Newly elected Croatian Agriculture Association (CAA) head Zeljko Mavrovic has come out in opposition to the use of genetically-modified organisms (GMO) in Croatia. Mavrovic, a retired boxer turned entrepreneur, called GMO ?seeds of evil and deceit? today (Tues) and added his association and Croatian farmers were also opposed to them. Mavrovic stressed that Croatia should not succumb to EU pressure but cherish its natural beauty. 

He held a press conference just before the start of a workshop on the subject of the possible coexistence of GMO and ecological agriculture conducted by Brit Jeremy Sweet. The state secretary from the ministry of agriculture who attended the workshop stressed that the Croatian government was carefully evaluating the risk of the use of genetically-modified organisms in Croatia.


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