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Seeds, food and trade wars: Public opinion and policy responses in the USA and Europe

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Seeds, food and trade wars: Public opinion and policy responses in the USA and Europe

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ABSTRACT: The political debate over genetically modified foods entered a new phase when the USA (under the Bush Administration) threatened legal actions within the World Trade Organization (WTO) against a moratorium of these products in the European Union. This paper focuses on developing a societal context in which these political disputes arose though an investigation of public opinion polls conducted in both the USA and Europe...

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