18 June 1998
US outburst over European
resistance to GM crops
EUROPEAN resistance to genetically modified (GM) crops will mean US farmers will lose $200 million-worth of exports of maize to the European Union (EU) this year, according to a senior US official.
Gus Schumacher, under-secretary of agriculture, said the USA wanted the removal of unfair trade barriers, such as labelling requirements, to be included in next years World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks.