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WikiLeaks: U.S. Sought to Retaliate against France over GM Crops

HeadlineDec 21, 2010

In other WikiLeaks news, another leaked cable reveals that the Bush administration drew up ways to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds. In 2007, the U.S. ambassador to France said retaliation was needed because France and other European nations continued to ban biotech seeds produced by Monsanto and Pioneer Hi-Bred. In the leaked cable, Ambassador Craig Roberts said, “Europe is moving backwards not forwards on this issue with France playing a leading role, along with Austria, Italy and even the Commission.”

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