WTO Biotech Ruling Expected Tomorrow
The World Trade Organization will issue a ruling tomorrow on the case brought by the United States, Canada, and Argentina against the European Union's moratorium on importing grain and ingredients made from genetically enhanced crops. The rumor is that the WTO will decide that the EU did unreasonably restrict trade on biotech products.
According to Reuters, Adrian Bebb, GMO Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe, declared,
"The WTO, the U.S. administration and biotech firms should stop their bullying and let Europeans decide what food we eat."
Of course, the whole point of fostering freer trade under the WTO is to let European consumers decide what food they want to eat the old-fashioned way–by letting them choose to buy or not to buy in grocery stores.
Once again, no biotech crop stocks were flogged in the blog item.