Fugitive GM plants found in GM free Switzerland.

and consumers have implemented a complete ban on products. There is a of any crops and the ’ Association have asked for an extension of the ban until at least 2017.

However, fugitive oilseed rape () is growing along the and the river port of Basel.

The contamination was confirmed in a recently published study which found the presence of in railway areas in four separate and and in the river port area of the city of Basel.

Researchers speculate that contaminated seeds were spilled from freight trains or during the transfer of goods from to trains, resulting in the growth of a fugitive population which is environmentally contaminating the Swiss landscape.

More and more countries are documenting the pervasive spread of crop contamination. The European union has specifically implemented the to address any incidents of unauthorized release and trans-boundary contamination; however, the policy so far has been ineffective.




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