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GM Food Goes on Trial

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GM Food Goes on Trial

By John Feffer, AlterNet. Posted February 16, 2006.

The global jury is still out on whether GMOs are a boon or a bust.

The fundamental rule of retail is: The consumer is always right. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has once again disregarded this rule by declaring the majority of European consumers wrong.

WTO: Cut and dried?

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Cut and dried?

SOURCE: The Guardian, UK, by Sue Mayer
DATE: 15 Feb 2006

The World Trade Organisation has ruled that Europe's moratorium on GM
organisms was wrong. But biotech companies beware - the decision does not
mean that countries are ready to roll over, says Sue Mayer

Last week, industry analysts were predicting that markets for GM crops


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SOURCE: Agence France Press, posted by The Tocqueville Connection, USA
DATE: 08 Feb 2006

PARIS, Feb 8, 2006 (AFP) - The French cabinet Wednesday adopted a bill
that brings the country into line with EU rules on crop trials and
cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), despite fierce
opposition from green activists.

Groups publish conclusions of WTO dispute

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IATP, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace: WTO secrecy an outrage

SOURCE: IATP, USA; Friends of the Earth Europe; Greenpeace International
DATE: 08 Feb 2006

Geneva/Brussels - 8th February 2006 - The Institute for Agriculture and
Trade Policy, Friends of the Earth Europe and Greenpeace have made the
conclusions of the WTO dispute on genetically modified organisms public
[1] in order to allow the whole world to engage in the debate on the
future of our food.

The groups condemned the secrecy of the WTO and called on governments to

US wins WTO backing in war with Europe over GM food

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US wins WTO backing in war with Europe over GM food

SOURCE: The Guardian, UK, by Julian Borger in Washington, Nicholas Watt
in Brussels and John Vidal
DATE: 08 Feb 2006

The World Trade Organisation last night ruled that Europe had broken
international trade rules by blocking the import of genetically modified
food, in a decision US trade officials hailed as a victory.

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