The US War on Biosafety - Renewed Aggression by a Rogue State

Publication - 24 June, 2003
On May 13, 2003 the US government filed a formal complaint in the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the European Union’s de facto moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The WTO challenge was launched despite the fact that the moratorium was due to be lifted within months, indicating that US aggressiveness over GMOs is aimed at the comprehensive labeling and traceability legislation that is expected to replace the moratorium. Even more significant is the US attempt to link the EU’s GMO restrictions to growing resistance among developing countries to genetically engineered (GE) crop

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