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EU-US Regulatory Harmonization is a Problem Worth Fixing

It felt like an out-of-body experience. Last week, I found myself sitting in an auditorium in Brussels—and listening to Europeans applaud genetically modified crops. Yet it was no fantasy. I was at the 7th Forum for the Future of Agriculture —a one-day event by and for European farmers. Over a thousand were in attendance. There […]

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EU-US Regulatory Harmonization is a Problem Worth Fixing

It felt like an out-of-body experience. Last week, I found myself sitting in an auditorium in Brussels—and listening to Europeans applaud genetically modified crops. Yet it was no fantasy. I was at the 7th Forum for the Future of Agriculture —a one-day event by and for European farmers. Over a thousand were in attendance. There […]

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Planting the Four Billionth Acre of Biotech Crops in the World

As I begin to plant my own crops this week, I know that somewhere in the northern hemisphere this month, a farmer will put a seed in the ground—and the world will have its 4-billionth acre of genetically modified crops. Perhaps it will happen in my country of Spain, which is Europe’s leader in GM […]

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Resolution of the Brazilian WTO Export Credit/Farm Program Case

Ten years ago this coming September a WTO dispute resolution panel ruled that the U.S. had not honored its WTO commitments on agricultural export credit programs, cotton subsidies and the planting of other crops on farm program crop acres.  Brazil, the winning party, has not received what it considers as adequate compensation.  World and U.S. […]

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Long walk to free trade worth the pain

Source – Orange County Register Opinion by Simon Cooper Date – 15 Apr 2014 Website – www.ocregister.com As we’ve seen in recent months, the path to far-reaching trade agreements can take numerous twists and turns. President Obama has encountered bipartisan opposition to his request for ‘fast-track’ Trade Promotion Authority to negotiate for the U.S., and […]

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