EU-US trade talks represent opportunity to change minds on GM

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“There will be plenty of observers of the forthcoming EU/USA trade talks who will speculate as to the outcome with the GM factor being of major importance,” writes David Hill, a UK farmer, in his blog post for Truth About Trade & Technology.

“Many will feel that there is such a difference in the level of acceptance of new technology with Europe still finding it difficult to accept,” Hill writes. “You have to understand the level of ‘green politics’ in Europe where, it is argued, the ‘environment’ with use of GM would be damaged.”

“I have been a supporter of biotech for a long time, originally a lonely position!  However, we are beginning to see some growing support, especially amongst farmers … For a number of years, however, we’ve suffered from a de facto moratorium on biotech farming.”

Read the full, original story here: “The EU-US Trade Talks Represent an Opportunity to Change Minds on GM” 

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