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    gerald 1969, bamabikeguy

    Or rather cases taken to it by the USA on behalf of American companies. The most notorious is the action on behalf of the big banana producers like Dole and Chiquita to stop the EU giving preferential access to small family producers in the Caribbean. The USA has also tried to force genetically modified foods and other products produced in dubious way (like hormone boosted milk production) on other countries.

    According to the WTO ruling, there shouldn’t be discrimination based on where the food is produced or even how it is created (which also means, for example, that a country cannot easily say no to genetically modified food and the general public doesn’t have to be informed).

    http://www.globalissues.org/...

    "Israel was born out of Jewish terrorism." Sir Gerald Kaufman, British MP and son of Holocaust survivor.

    by Lib Dem FoP on Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 04:11:55 AM PDT

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      There wasn't one significant WTO ruling in our favor during the past decade.  What's an American company anyway?  They are all international entities with no allegiance to anyone in this country.  WTO is a bunch of crap.  It hasn't done the people of the world a bit of good and it's not intended to ever to do.  It's just another corporate country club used to jack over people through out the world.  Get rid of it.

      Kent Conrad is chasing a white rabbit named Harvey (don't let him co-opt real reform).

      by noofsh on Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 04:14:27 AM PDT

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