Archive - Feb 8, 2006

Davos 'mini-ministerial' sets timelines for Doha talks

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7 February, 2006
Trade ministers from 18 countries and the European Union, at an informal meeting (27-28 January) on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, have agreed on a timetable of steps that need to be taken to meet the deadlines set at the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference.

US wins WTO backing in war with Europe over GM food

Original Publication Date: 
7 February, 2006
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Groups publish conclusions of WTO dispute: IATP, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace: WTO secrecy an outrage

Original Publication Date: 
7 February, 2006
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Friends of the Earth Europe and Greenpeace have made the conclusions of the WTO dispute on genetically modified organisms public in order to allow the whole world to engage in the debate on the future of our food.

WTO Ruling Backs Biotech Crops; European Ban, Challenged by U.S and Allies, Violates Trade Regulations, Panel Says

Original Publication Date: 
7 February, 2006
The World Trade Organization ruled yesterday that a six-year European ban on genetically engineered crops violates international trade rules, according to U.S. sources familiar with the ruling.

US may press Africa on GMOs

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7 February, 2006
The U.S. may push Africa to accept gene-altered (GMO) food now that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled the EU broke rules by barring GMO foods and seeds, but Africans vowed on Wednesday to resist.