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Region/Continent and country:
Europe / Croatia
Category of incident:
What was contaminated:
Other
GM organism involved:
Maize
Year incident occurred:
1997

Route of contamination
Illegal planting

Croatia - first field trials with GM maize conducted before regulations in place

In Croatia, AgrEvo (now Bayer CropScience) conducted the first field trials of herbicide tolerant GM maize in 1997 before procedures for regulating the import and cultivation of transgenic plants were in place. Reports state that the Agriculture Minister said his Ministry had no information about these trials.
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Further information

Genetically Engineered Food and Crops in Croatia: A Threat to Sustainable Agriculture. A report prepared for Green Action Croatia, Croatian Environmental Education Centre (HCZO) and, ANPED The Northern Alliance for Sustainability, 2000. >


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