Should the U.S. Press a WTO Case Against Europe's Genetically Modified Food Policies? - Video Webcast


02/13/2003 - The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology hosted a policy dialogue to engage American thought leaders on the potential U.S. suit in the World Trade Organization against Europe over genetically modified crops. The dialogue focused on the pros and cons of launching the trade case, how the trade issue has touched other regions, such as Africa, as well as the cultural context of the disagreement. The dialogue also asked experts to examine the economic and foreign policy ramifications over this trans-Atlantic food fight.

When: February 13, 2003, 9:30am – 11:00am


The National Press Club
The Ballroom
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC


  • Julia A. Moore, public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Christopher A. Padilla, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison
  •  Clyde Prestowitz, president and founder of the Economic Strategy Institute and counselor to the Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan Administration 
  • Ron Gaskill, Director of Regulatory Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation 
  • Moderator: Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent for PBS’ NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and author, The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999.

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