MONSANTO’S GENETICALLY MODIFIED MILK RULED UNSAFE BY THE UNITED NATIONS*
The Codex Alimenatrius Commission, the United Nations Food Safety Agency representing 101 nations worldwide, has ruled unanimously in favor of the 1993 European moratorium on Monsanto’s genetically engineered hormonal milk (rBGH). This unexpected ruling, revealingly greeted by the United States press with defeating silence, is a powerful blow against the United States global trade policies, which are strongly influenced by powerful multi-national corporations, such as Monsanto.
The Codex Commission ruling has also forced the United States to abandon its threats to challenge the European moratorium before the World Trade Organization later this year. As importantly, the ruling represents the first large scale defeat of genetically modified foods on unarguable scientific grounds, apart from ethical and ideological concerns.
*From a Newswire release by NOHA Professional Advisory Board Member Samuel S. Epstein, MD, Professor of Environmental Medicine, University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago.
Article from NOHA NEWS, Vol. XXIV, No. 4, Fall 1999, page 5.