Sunday, June 01, 2003

Is George Bush keen to fight GMOs in order to feed the hungry in Africa -- or to recapture an enormous market which has all but disappeared? Earlier this week the Bush administration announced it is taking the EU to 'WTO court' over the European ban on genetically modified foods. Why? Take a look at the chart produced by the New York Times on US corn exports to Europe. In 1997 the US exported around 60 million bushels of corn to the EU; by 2001, it was virtually zero.

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