EU/USA: Bush calls for end to EU opposition to biotechnology
US President George W. Bush has again urged European nations to end their moratorium on genetically modified foods, claiming the ban is contributing to famine in Africa. "For the sake of a continent threatened by famine, I urge the European governments to end their opposition to biotechnology. We should encourage the spread of safe, effective biotechnology to win the fight against global hunger," Bush told a biotechnology conference, as quoted by Reuters.
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