U.S. vs. EU: An Initial Examination of the Trade Issues Surrounding Genetically Modified Food

  • June 03, 2002

Contradictory approaches to the regulation of genetically modified foods could ignite a major trade war with the European Union and cost U.S. farmers and food manufacturers billions of dollars in lost exports.

This brief summarizes the regulations under consideration by the EC and their effects on U.S.-EU agricultural trade, and looks at the background issues dividing the U.S. and EU on this topic.