1. GMO is not a food product, it's a wild experiment and it should be considered hazardous until proven otherwise.
    (Seculla, 27 November 2013 02:41)

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  2. GMO-Free could be a trade mark of Serbian food. People around the world would pay a premium for such food. Should Serbia change its wise laws at the diktat of the EU? Definately not. Will it change its laws? Almost certainly yes.
    (Michael Thomas, 17 October 2013 13:30)

    Dear MT. Note that the article is about letting our Monsanto supergrain enter Serbia, not about your p**sy grain to leave it. We welcome your alternative though, Serbia should produce non GMO vegetables. We will set the price it will be sold however, since we control all borders with Serbia.
    Regards and keep your ideas coming
    (NATO, 21 October 2013 21:40)

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  3. NoGMO. I trust scientists everytime I drive my car, or turn on a light switch. The GMO stuff has been tested safe, and I believe it is safe. What I don't believe is that people want it.
    I don't think any buyer would prefer to eat food that has been engineered and has to be tested. No one ever had to test my parent's garlic or tomatos. The food they raised was grown naturally and traditionally and there was never any point where a government scientist had to come and say "yep that is a tomato, and it is safe, congratulations".

    I think if a scientist has to come and say that, then most people probably rather not buy that damn thing if the real thing is available:)
    (marKo, 18 October 2013 19:14)

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  4. "The European Commission has told Serbia that it should ..."

    Serbs will have to get used to such form of relations. It's very easy as you don't need to think. Just do what you are told to as if you has just joined the army. They will inject poison in small portions so that the client can survive. But in the end you will find neither Serbia nor what is called independance. It will be a robotized mass called Europeans though free from European values. Good bye Serbia and remember how they treated the chetniks in 1945 ! Western pragmacy and hypocrisy are close brothers.

    P.S. By the way same will happen to the Albanians as soon as the West crashes down Serbian will to resist. All their history is based on treasons and betrayals. Spiritally Muslims are even worse for them than the Othodox. So in the long run they need no Troyan Horse on the continent.
    (rote, 18 October 2013 09:47)

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  5. So, we are to sell food unless it is proven "beyond dispute that it is harmful".
    Should it not be the opposite? Should we not grow and sell food that we know to be safe? It may take generations before we can agree "beyond dispute" that GMO is harmful. By then we are likely to have polluted soil and generations of people with damaged health. Similar is already seen with tobacco. GMO is potentially with much deeper consequences.
    Serbia must stop it in any way that it can.

    @Marko,
    Marko, many of those leading scientists are funded by the Industry. They have no credibility regardless of their academic achievements.
    (NoGMO, 18 October 2013 08:01)

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  6. Zoran, BRIC countries are ALL WTO-Members.
    (adrian.timisoara.romania, 18 October 2013 06:49)

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  7. A simple solution. Serbia buys a small island or a very remote territory, has some very complicated red tape and eventually (if necessary) grows GMO there. Ergo it is not banned but restricted.

    As mentioned by another poster, Serbs don't want GMO. There is a significant and growing European market in organic food produce that Serbia should cater too. These are middle classes that are willing to pay more.
    (EU Dude, 18 October 2013 01:35)

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  8. who cares about broke EU and who cares about gmo they could both f*ck off....keep both diseases out of Serbia and away from the Serbian people everywhere its better to get closer to the brics,they are the new world power....
    (zoran, 17 October 2013 19:50)

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  9. The best science available says that GMO is safe, but the average person wants nothing to do with it. The average person wants real food. They like the idea of family farms growing natural food. Keeping GMO out of Serbia is a great idea if you want to protect the value and marketabilty of Serbian produce and traditional farming.Its a bad idea if you want to join the WTO. I think like the other poster who mentioned Germany's approach, it gmo should be permitted with a huge litany of restrictions to make it unatractive to Serbian Growers. I suggest any GMO has to go through a beurocracy to be approved, and the beurocracy should take YEARS to review it, only to request more information from the applicants. The US uses this approach to immigration applicants and it works great at keeping people out
    (marKo, 17 October 2013 19:04)

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  10. Serbia, PLEASE KEEP THE BAN ON GMO FOODS! All of the potential health risks are not worth it. Those studies that claim there are none remind me of big tobacco's studies that are always 'inconclusive' that smoking affects your health. It's a sham...KEEP THE BAN ON GMO FOODS!
    (Aleks, 17 October 2013 17:21)

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  11. Unfortunately, this is a requirement of the WTO. GMO is of course very disputable. But Serbia can do what Germany did: Germany decided that if the growing of GM affects neighboring organic or conventional crop growing, the farmers that grows GM crops are liable. Since you always will have contamination in the field, very few farmers in Germany want to grow GMO, fearing lawsuits from organic and conventional farmers.
    But overall GMO of course should be banned worldwide.
    (Joe A, 17 October 2013 14:00)

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  12. GMO-Free could be a trade mark of Serbian food. People around the world would pay a premium for such food. Should Serbia change its wise laws at the diktat of the EU? Definately not. Will it change its laws? Almost certainly yes.
    (Michael Thomas, 17 October 2013 13:30)

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