Wednesday, February 08, 2006

European Markets Could Open to N.C. Farmers

Congressman G. K. Butterfield is applauding a World Trade Organization’s ruling that a six-year European ban on genetically engineered crops violated international trade rules.

“Hopefully the European Union will now begin to quickly dismantle food bans and let science-based policy prevail,” Butterfield said.

A WTO panel ruled yesterday that the European Union and six of its member states violated international trade rules by imposing a six-year ban on the import of agricultural products and food containing genetically modified organisms.


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