WTO Stops Ban on Genetically-Engineered Crops

1 decade 2 years 7 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
AP-MO--Biotech-Monsanto 02-07 0113 AP-MO--Biotech-Monsanto Corn farmers happy with WTO biotech ruling ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The National Corn Growers Association says it is happy with a W-T-O ruling that said the European Union cannot ban genetically engineered crops. The St. Louis-based association says the ruling will help open up more markets for U-S corn worldwide because other countries will see that a ban is illegal. Biotech company Monsanto, also based in St. Louis, declined to comment on a ruling it has not seen yet. But a spokesman says Monsanto doesn't have any immediate plans to sell genetically engineered crops to Europe, even if the ban is lifted. (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-02-07-06 1820EST

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