30 August 1999
GM trade to be one of the most contentious issues
International trade in genetically modified (GM) products is likely to be one of the most contentious issues in the next century, according to the author of a book just published on world trade.
The book looks at the operation of the Basle Convention on the control and disposal of hazardous waste, which has been in operation for almost a decade.
The author makes the assessment of the impact of GM products based on the evidence from the trade in hazardous waste.