Genetically modified organisms are not major topics in public debate in Croatia. Even less attention has been placed on co-existence.
Although Croatia promoted itself as a “GMO-free tourist region” in 2001, the de facto ban on genetically modified organisms is set to lift with the adopted GMO Act. Even though the Croatian government remains sceptical to transgenic plants, it wishes to streamline itself with EU policies considering its pending accession negotiations. The Croatian public is largely opposed to agricultural biotechnology. The public does not expect benefits from GM crops because Croatia has few pest, drought, or soil problems.
Drafting the new Genetically Modified Organisms Act involved discussions about co-existence between farmers, NGOs, and politicians.