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No GMOs Here, Say Bulgarians

Bulgaria’s parliament voted on Mar. 18 to tighten a law that effectively banned cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops for scientific and commercial reasons in response to public fears. The ruling centre-right GERB party decided to drop a planned moratorium on GMO production because the new law would keep the European Union member GMO free,

Bulgaria Farmers’ Anger Mounts With Crisis

Hard-pressed farmers buckling under debts, high costs and weak prices in Bulgaria are becoming more militant in a bid to force government help for a sector that was already on life support before the crisis. Farmers are frustrated that endemic corruption and bureaucracy are blocking their lifeline – 6.5 billion euros ($8.86 billion) of subsidies