The Agriculture Ministry announced on Thursday that all allegations of Greenpeace officials regarding the growth of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on the Braila Great Island (Insula Mare a Brailei). Greenpeace militants announced that the ministry ignores the GMO soy and corn crops and refuses to destroy the cultures.
After first responding that destroying the cultures is a responsibility of the Environment Guard, the Agriculture Ministry returned and added that their official tests revealed the absence of any GMO crops on Insula Mare a Brailei. Even more, the officials accused Greenpeace of damaging Romania's image.
On the other hand, Greenpeace claims that the ministry provides false information. "We discovered GMOs in the Braila area and we have official results from the laboratories in Vienna to prove it.
The Environment Guard analyzed only probes taken from a single location and they didn't even have the proper equipment to run the analysis", said Gabriel Paun, Greenpeace campaign coordinator, in an interview for Hotnews.ro.