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Bulgaria imposes stringent GMO law

The Bulgarian Parliament has passed amendments to the country’s GMO Act that make the commercial cultivation of genetically modified crops almost impossible, reports the non-profit organisation, Black Sea Biotechnology Association (BSBA). The country was contemplating a complete ban on GMOs ( Agrow No 586, p 13), but after much debate on articles 79 and 80 of the Act, amendments were passed. They ban the planting of GM crops within: 30 km of the boundaries of protected areas defined in the country’s Protected Areas Act; the protected areas of the national ecological zone under the Biodiversity Law; 10 km of bee hives; or 7 km of organic farmland. In practice, this would lead to a virtual ban on trials and commercial cultivation. Violators would be fined up to Lev 1 million ($691,000), reports Reuters.



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