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The Washington Post reports this morning that US Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellickis in favor of filing an international trade case against the European Union for refusing to accept genetically modified food.

Analysts believe that this means the US will file such a suit within weeks as it attempts to overturn a ban on gene altered products, a ban that is strongly favored by many EU nations and citizens.
KC's View:
While lawyers tell the Post that the US has a pretty good case, we have a question.

Does it make sense to push an issue that could stir up anti-US sentiment at a time when we are trying to gather and maintain international support for our anti-terrorism campaign, as well as possible wars against Iraq and North Korea?

We don’t mean to be mixing genetically modified apples with organic oranges, but exactly what is served at this moment by irritating Europe?

Just curious…