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GMOs and the WTO

(Last updated 22 February 2005)

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22 February 2005 - A bitter harvest (Guardian, UK)
26 August 2004 - GM trade war delayed - Bush fails to win GM case before election (FoE)
27 May 2004 - International coalition of public interest groups intervenes in WTO GM dispute (GeneWatch)
25 May 2004 - Hands off our food, say 48 million in global campaign (FoE)
5 March 2004 - US attempts to force feed GM to Europe (FoE)
20 February 2004 - World Treaty may become New Focus for GMO Debate (PlanetArk)
17 February 2004 - Britain fires early salvo in GM foods row (Terra Wire)
12 September 2003 - Protesters disrupt US briefing at WTO conference (AFP)
11 September 2003 - Public bite back in GM trade war (FoE)
4 September 2003 - US Challenge presents threat to African Food Sovereignty (EPA Ethiopia)
19 August 2003 - US escalates GM food row with Europe (Guardian, UK)
19 August 2003 - US fires first shot at EU biotech policy (FT)
18 August 2003 - Transatlantic trade rift over GMOs deepens (Environment Daily)
15 August 2003 - US Takes Next Step in GM Trade War (FoE)
8 August 2003 - US presses ahead with GM food case against Europe (Irish News)
8 August 2003 - EU regrets US action on GM crops (BBC News)
7 August 2003 - USDA requests dispute panel in WTO challenge to EU biotech moratorium (USDA)
16 July 2003 - U.S., EU battle rages over modified crops (CropChoice News)
8 July 2003 - Lamy warns US it will lose if it seeks WTO ruling on biotech labelling (AFP)
1 July 2003 - U.S. opposes European plan for labeling genetically altered food (AP)
1 July 2003 - U.S. Farmers Decry EU Proposal (Wall Street Journal)
29 June 2003 - US retaliation against Egypt hits trade plans (Financial Times)
25 June 2003 - US escalates GM trade war (BBC News)
24 June 2003 - Europe hits back at Bush in GM row (CNN)
20 June 2003 - GM trade war accelerates (FoE)
20 June 2003 - Negotiations break down on genetically modified foods (NY Times)
5 June 2003 - EU may snub US over GM food (Farmers Weekly)
2 June 2003 - Bush's evangelising about food chills European hearts (Guardian, UK)
29 May 2003 - U.S. Soybean Farmers Seriously Question Trade Representative's Remarks (SPA)
28 May 2003 - Egypt withdraws from WTO GM complaint (FoE)
26 May 2003 - EU blasts back at Bush over biotech food (AFP)
24 May 2003 - EU aides say Bush biotech crop attack unjustified (Reuters)
15 May 2003 - Margaret Beckett disappointed at challenge to EU on trade in GM food and crops (DEFRA)
14 May 2003 - Europe struggles to put the GM genie back in the bottle (Times, UK)
13 May 2003 - Public Citizen denounces Bush Administration attack on European Food Safety Policy at WTO (PC)
13 May 2003 - US launches GM trade war (BBC News)
13 May 2003 - US files WTO GM complaint (FoE)
13 May 2003 - US launches GM trade war (BBC News)
12 May 2003 - IMF-World Bank-WTO Close Ranks Around Flawed Economic Policies (BWP)
9 May 2003 - US has decided to challenge EU's policy on GM foods in WTO (AFX)
4 May 2003 - WTO turned by America into Mafia racket (Independent on Sunday, UK)
27 March 2003 - U.S. Leaders Push Europe to Allow Biotech Crops (ENS)
14 March 2003 - United States, Argentina consult on WTO biotech case versus E.U. (Reuters)
5 March 2003 - U.S. Seeks Partners for WTO Challenge to EU Biotech Moratorium (WF)
21 February 2003 - United States to drop GM complaint against EU (AFP)
13 February 2003 - US will file biotech complaint vs EU (Reuters)
5 February 2003 - U.S. Delays Suing Europe Over Ban on Modified Food (NY Times)
27 January 2003 - Bush aides meet on EU biotech case (Reuters)
21 January 2003 - U.S. Food Firms Face Backlash Over Possible WTO Complaint (WSJ)
20 January 2003 - EU's Nielson blasts U.S. "lies" in GM food row (Reuters)
14 January 2003 - US looks poised to turn words into action on GM crops (FT)
10 January 2003 - Against the grain (Guardian, UK)
10 January 2003 - EU's anti-GM stance under threat (CNN)
10 January 2003 - U.S. Threatens to Act Against Europeans Over Modified Foods (New York Times)
10 January 2003 - EU vows to fight if US files WTO suit on GMO ban (AP)
10 January 2003 - US Government's lack of safety standards for GM crops revealed by consumer representative in Brussels (CI)
9 January 2003 - US ready to declare war over GM food (Financial Times)
9 January 2003 - US chief warns Brussels over GM ban (BBC News)
7 December 2002 - US fury at EU rules (New Scientist)
2 December 2002 - U.S. Ponders Next Course In EU Biotech-Food Fight (Wall Street Journal)
2 December 2002 - New US-EU trade war looms (BBC News)
12 November 2002 - EU's Lamy Warns U.S. Against Opening WTO Proceedings Against GMO Import Ban (ITD)
15 October 2002 - US Shifts Tactics in GMO Clash with EU (Financial Times)
10 October 2002 - EU puts off agreement on biotech rules despite threats of WTO action from Washington (AP)
3 October 2002 - EU to go ahead with GM food labelling requirement, WTO papers show (WSJ)
13 May 2002 - China's Ban on Biotech Investors May Violate WTO Obligations (Dow Jones)
1 March 2002 - Picking A WTO-GMO Legal Fight Will Erode U.S. Corn & Corn Gluten Exports While Threatening U.S. Ethanol Plant Expansion (ACGA)
11 November 2001 - North Dakota farmer takes biotech crop fight to WTO (AP)
4 November 2001 - 'India will be bulldozed during the WTO talks' (Deccan Chronicle)
27 January 2001 - WTO on the defensive (BBC News)
2 January 2001 - Is WTO in danger? (Seattle Times)
11 August 2000 - Report for U.N. Calls World Trade Body 'Nightmare' (Reuters)
7 April 2000 - WTO breakdown warning (BBC News)
18 January 2000 - World trade talks stalled (BBC News)
16 January 2000 - The WTO : Inside, Outside, All Around the World (Paul Hawken)
11 January 2000 - Open letter to the WTO Director General on his visit to India (Protestors)
1 December 1999 - WTO 'seizing control of GM trade' (BBC News)
25 December 1999 - Body blow for free trade (BBC News)
22 November 1999 - Genetic patenting row looms over WTO talks (Guardian UK)
19 November 1999 - Corn growers tell farmers not to wait on WTO meeting... (American Corn Growers Association)
22 October 1999 - EU may tread fine line on GMOs in WTO talks (Reuters)
6 September 1999 - France to stand firm on GMOs at WTO meet - Chirac (Reuters)



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