|Saturday, 23 February 2013|
|While the Serb Government has promised to find and punish individuals and organizations repsonsible for spreading false stories natural milk was poisonous in order for the population to favor the import of GM milk, Macedonia went a step further and enacted laws that not just bans GM foods, but to jail those who use GM seeds to grow their products.
– We have changes laws whose purpse is protection of the quality of our seeds and natural pesticides which allows us to protect our farmers, at the same time regulating a dangerous industry that can easily damage the health and safety of Macedonia’s citizens through usage of phytosanitary products – stated Government spokesperson Aleksandar Georgiev.
At today’s Government session, penal laws were changed – an individual caught selling GM seeds will be fined monetarily and if the individual did not have a license to sell issued by the health Ministry the fine will be increased ten times. Five to ten years jail time is predicted on top of the monetary fine.
For organizations who break the law and sell and or produce GM foods, apart from the high monetary fine are facing five to twenty years jail time.
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