[diggers350] EU cave in over GM crops at Seattle
mobbsey at gn.apc.org
Sat Dec 4 11:13:36 GMT 1999
>I just got very bad news!
>There seems to be a leaked document from the EU, Japan, Korea,
>Hungary, Turkey and Switzerland, which contains some bad surprises.
>I was told that you can read the document in about an hour from now
>on the webpage of Friends of the Earth International at
>- From the content:
>1) EU plans a WTO working group on BIOTECHNOLOGY!!
>(Strategy????: getting LDCs on board via extension for TRIPS
>implementation + getting US on board ????)
>2) Broad regulations on market access will include forest products.
>In short: FREE LOGGING AGREEMENT
>3) The EU convinced the other signing countries that INVESTMENT has
>I just want to restress that the EU claimed that the environment
>would be an essential component of the EU position in Seattle.
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