US outburst over Europeanresistance to GM crops

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.

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