European fear of GMOs may disrupt trade deal talks

The U.S. and EU want to strike a trade deal. The two economies make up 45% of the world’s GDP. The results could change the world. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIPS), as it is known, is expected to nibble at protectionist restrictions on trade.

But significant changes are at risk. Europe’s devotion to unscientific GMO regulations pose a regrettable obstacle.

The problem Europeans have is this: the United States’s health and safety regulations are more lenient. Europeans are, perhaps understandably, wary of U.S. requests to strip significant regulations. Some worry this could ultimately compromise the safety and health of European consumers.

But unsubstantiated information drives the regulation of genetically modified foods.


Read the full, original article here: GMO Ingredients Could Be In Everything Following Major U.S. EU Trade Deal

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