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Reuters reports that a just-completed conference of international food experts from 34 countries has agreed on a framework for assessing the risks of biotech foods, which could result in creating global guidelines that “could help shape countries' food policies and influence trade disputes.”

Objective standards are seen as necessary because of divisions among nations about the risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the food supply. While they are perceived as safe and a boon to productivity in the US, for example, European Union countries are highly suspicious and have placed a moratorium on approvals of GM products.
KC's View:
Somehow, these days, it just seems surprising that the US and France could be in the same room and agree on something.

Go figure.