GMO surge in Portugal
Lisbon – Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are gaining ground in southwestern Europe. According to the European Association for Bioindustries (EuropaBio), Portuguese farmers planted nearly 60% more genetically modified maize this year than they did last year, from around 3,000 ha to a total of 7,843 ha. Portugal has established strict co-existence rules. In neighbouring Spain the figures for GM maize also rose this year, up to nearly 100,000 ha.