20 April 2000
World farming reports
China fertile ground for GM crops
Consumption of genetically modified food is expected to rise dramatically with Chinas entry into the World Trade Organisation.
Polish farmers threaten suicide if sugar plants are sold to foreign capital
Twenty-two farmers are threatening to commit suicide in protest against the sale of sugar refineries to foreign capital.
Romania to lift Hungarian meat import restrictions
Romanias agriculture minister has announced that his country will lift restrictions on Hungarian meat imports from June.
44% of Czechs in poll favour EU entry
About 44% of Czechs would vote for Czech Republics membership of the European Union (EU) if a referendum was held, while 16% would vote against, according to a new poll