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István Nagy, Dr.

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New biomass power plant to be built in Szabadegyháza

Ministry of Agriculture, March 31, 2017 2:34 PM

“Europe’s largest maize processing company is capable of producing higher added value products thanks to continuous development and technological modernisation. This is in harmony with the Government’s and the Ministry’s vision that the Hungarian food sector should produce healthy, safe, natural, GMO-free and competitive products”, the Minster of Agriculture said at the foundation stone laying ceremony for Hungrana Ltd’s latest biomass power plant in Szabadegyháza.

Feed protein programme to replace GMOs

Ministry of Agriculture, March 30, 2017 1:51 PM

“The Ministry of Agriculture is working on a feed protein programme aimed at replacing the need to import GMO animal feeds”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas announced on M1 Hungarian television and Kossuth Radio’s “180 Minutes” program this morning. “The majority of consumers in Hungary reject GMO foods, and accordingly our goal is to ensure that animal feeds are also 100 percent GMO-free within the near future”, he explained.

Awards presented on World Meteorological Day

Ministry of Agriculture, March 30, 2017 1:50 PM

The Guido Schenzl Award, the Pro Meteorological Commemorative Plaque, the Dezső Dévényi Commemorative Medal for Numerical Prognosis and several Ministerial letters of commendation were presented to mark World Meteorological Day on 23 March.

Koch Winery wins PAR Wine Award International’s Top Gold award

Ministry of Agriculture, March 30, 2017 9:57 AM

In addition to PAR Wine Award International’s Top Gold award, the Koch Winery also received two gold medals and a silver medal at the international wine competition’s awards ceremony in Düsseldorf on Sunday.

There is a double standard at work on the European food market

Ministry of Agriculture, March 29, 2017 5:11 PM

“There is a double standard at work on the European food market, and this has also been confirmed by the latest food quality study published today by the National Food Chain Safety Office (NFCSO), corroborating the results of its previous investigation”, the Minister of Agriculture said at a press conference.

Utilization of state-owned land in so-called Kishantos affair was lawful, states Metropolitan Court of Budapest’s final ruling

Ministry of Agriculture, March 23, 2017 4:24 PM

A final and legally binding ruling has been issued with regard to the fact that the Hungarian State acted lawfully during the utilization of state-owned land in the area of Kishantos. The decision of the Metropolitan Court of Budapest confirms the previous decision of the Constitutional Court, according to which the utilization of state-owned lands occurred in harmony with the stipulations of the Fundamental Law, meaning that the state land leasing tender system developed after 2010 is absolutely lawful.

Hungarian exports have been performing outstandingly for years

Ministry of Agriculture, March 23, 2017 2:02 PM

“Agriculture was the driving force of Hungarian economic growth in 2016, Hungarian exports have been performing outstandingly for years now”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minister of State for Agricultural Economy György Czerván said on Hungarian M1 television’s Tuesday evening current affairs program.

Results of comprehensive investigation expected next week

Ministry of Agriculture, March 23, 2017 1:59 PM

“The results of tests on 100 products to examine the quality of similar foods distributed in Hungary, Austria and several Western European countries are expected next week”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minister of State for Food Chain Supervision Róbert Zsigó said before Parliament’s Economic Committee on Monday.

Hungarian scholarship programmes promotes in the Balkans region

Ministry of Agriculture, March 23, 2017 1:53 PM

A series of events was held between 27 February and 2 March 2017 with the involvement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Hungarian Embassies in Podgorica and Skopje to promote the scholarship programmes offered by the Hungarian Government.

Farmers must be protected; Brussels cannot spend their funding on handling the migration crisis!

Ministry of Agriculture, March 23, 2017 1:37 PM

“Hungary will do everything in its power to ensure that the post-2020 European Union has a suitably financed and strong Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This will require close cooperation between member States”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said following the latest meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels.