Archive - 2004 - Article

May 10th

Monsanto's Retreat On GE Wheat A Victory For Farmers

Original Publication Date: 
9 May, 2004
Monsanto is currently going through the permit process with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to de-regulate genetically engineered Roundup Ready wheat.

May 5th

WTO Cotton Ruling: Time to Reevaluate Bankrupt U.S. Agriculture And Trade Policy

Original Publication Date: 
4 May, 2004
The Brazilian victory provides an opportunity to reevaluate the failures of the bankrupt agricultural trading system, and begin an open and honest debate that would examine viable alternatives.

May 4th

WTO News: Speeches - DG Supachai Panitchpakdi

Original Publication Date: 
3 May, 2004
Address by the Director-General to Third LDC Trade Minister's Meeting (in Senegal)

April 27th

WTO Ruling Against U.S. Cotton Has Broad Ramifications for Farm Policy Ruling Should Prompt Shift In U.S. Programs To Lift Prices

Original Publication Date: 
26 April, 2004
'This ruling points to the disastrous results of U.S. farm policy, which is designed to drive down commodity prices and then make up the difference in subsidies,' -Ben Lilliston

April 26th

El TLC-EUCA Beneficia A Los Agronegocios Por Encima De Los Agricultores. El Acuerdo Erosionaria El Comercio Justo y Los Derechos De Los Agricultores.

Original Publication Date: 
25 April, 2004
'Este acuerdo es consecuente con la propuesta de la Administraci

April 4th

'Members Still In A Listening Mode': Report On The Agriculture Week Of Negotiations In WTO, 22-26 March 2004

Original Publication Date: 
3 April, 2004
The members are still in the hearing and listening mode,' said New Zealand's Ambassador, Tim Groser

Don't Trade Off Medicines And Media For Sugar

Original Publication Date: 
3 April, 2004
'Media reports today imply that Australia has given ground on allowing US companies to legally challenge investment rules, higher prices for generic medicines and Australian content in emerging media like digital television,' said Dr Ranald.

March 20th

Special Session For The Negotiations Meetings Of The Agriculture Committee

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2004
The new chairperson of the Special Session (i.e. the negotiations meetings) of the Agriculture Committee, Ambassador Tim Groser of New Zealand, has announced the timetable for the next negotiations meetings.

February 27th

Agreement Will Force U.S. Exporters To Label GE Foods

Original Publication Date: 
26 February, 2004
Our World is Not For Sale