10 May 1999
Friends of the Earth warns on global trade

FRIENDS of the Earth has warned that new global trade talks could make it harder to restrict the spread of genetically modified (GM) products.

The pressure group says World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules make it difficult for the European Union (EU) to impose restrictions on GM products.

It has urged the EU to cancel a millennium round of WTO talks, saying negotiations could create obstacles to GM product restrictions.

  • The Guardian 10/05/99 page 19