terça-feira, setembro 30, 2003
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EU pressed to lift its GMO ban
The EU is under pressure to lift its five-year ban on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), as it risks facing a legal challenge by the US and other countries at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The complaints - made by the US and backed by Canada and Argentina - argue that the EU's policy on GMOs violates world trade rules.
EU Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler yesterday urged EU farm ministers to lift their moratorium on the approval of new genetically modified organisms, although some countries insisted further legislation was needed to shield consumers and farmers from potential hazards linked to the technology, the FT reported
Russia stalls on Kyoto commitments
Russia has caused consternation in the EU by stalling its decision about whether to sign the international treaty on climate change, the Kyoto Protocol
Nota: para entrar em vigor Protocolo de Kyoto necessita ser ractificado, no mínimo, por 55 países. Até agora apenas 54 o fizeram. A Rússia que inicialmente tinha dado indicação que o iria ractificar voltou atrás nesta decisão.
posted by Miguel Noronha 12:09 da tarde
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