While America and much of the world enjoy the benefits of safe, genetically modified foods, the European Union continues to stonewall on the issue, according to an article in World Politics Review. The article notes that in 2005, the World Trade Organization bluntly scolded European countries for breaking international trade rules by prohibiting the import of GM foods and crops, but now the EU has missed yet another deadline to correct its illegal practice. The WTO says Europe is unduly delaying approval for 25 gene-spliced food products – and this, even though GM foods have been endorsed by dozens of scientific bodies around the world, including the U.K. Royal Society, France’s Academies of Science and Medicine, and the American Medical Association.

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