EU to End GM Ban
The European Union is expected to end soon a five-year ban on approvals of new genetically modified (GM) foods, paving the way for a biotech maize product to hit Europe’s supermarket shelves.
The EU’s trade partners, including the United States, have pressured the bloc to remove the ban, but many consumers are wary.
I agree with Alex Knapp that this step was inevitable, given that WTO routinely rules against these protective measures. And I think the European hysteria against GM foods are silly; essentially all food is genetically modified in some fashion. Still, this shows the trade-off that exists between globalization and national sovereignty.