WikiLeaks now exposes US Government threats over GM foods

WikiLeaks now exposes US Government threats over GM foods

Wikileaks has now exposed cables revealing the words of Craig Stapleton, the American Ambassador to France who, worried that France was about to pass environmental laws that would restrict the growth of GM seeds and foods, registered the following:

’Europe is moving backwards not forwards on this issue with France playing a leading role, along with Austria, Italy and even the [European Commission... Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voice.’
Note the word ’retaliation’! It gets worse:

’Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits. The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory...’

So the American Government, if countries didn’t want GM, were going to ’cause some pain across the EU’ that must be ’sustainable over the long term’.
What lovely people.

Only recently over a million people in Europe signed a petition to keep Europe GM free. The EU’s new ’constitution’ contains a section called the "European citizen’s initiative" allowing Europeans to influence decisions made by the EU Commission through petitions signed by more than one million people. John Dalli, the EU commissioner responsible for GMO policy has said that he will consider keeping this GM free stance. (Sources: WikiLeaks; and

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