Greece Destroys Biotech Cotton
Athens - The Greek agriculture minister recently announced that the country will destroy over 9,000 acres of fields planted with biotech-mixed cotton.
The Greek government will pay affected farmers an estimated Euro4 million. According to Greek officials more than six tons of cotton seed imported last year contained GMOs, none of which are approved for commercial planting in the country.
By destroying the mixed fields, the Greek government hopes to avoid problems with its major cotton exports to
other European countries.