US pursues challenge against European ban on bio-engineered foods
[AFP]: The United States said on Thursday it would press ahead with a WTO complaint over a de facto EU ban on genetically modified foods after talks failed to sway the Europeans.
Washington said it would call for a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel, after the European Union stuck by its guns at technical level talks in Brussels.
The United States is leading a group of 12 countries, including Argentina, into battle at the WTO to overturn EU obstacles to GMO foods, in place since 1999….
The spat over biotech foods strains already tense US-EU ties.
Just before the GMO case was filed, the EU obtained WTO approval for four billion dollars in trade sanctions against the United States in a long-running row over tax breaks for US companies.

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