Recently the World Trade Organization ruled that a six-year European ban on genetically engineered crops violates international trade rules. This is a decision which many believe will prove beneficial both for the environment and the world’s poor. Comments Gregory Conko of the Competitive Enterprise Institute: The World Trade Organization awarded a major victory to the United States in a dispute with the European Union over food biotechnology. The EU’s own scientists say biotech foods are safe, but the WTO decision scolds EU politicians for refusing to even give them an up or down vote. The decision is a huge symbolic victory for science, technology, and free choice, and millions of farmers and consumers around the world could soon have access to safer, more nutritious and affordable food.

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