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Mainstream Media Catches Up – WikiLeaks: US targets EU over GM crops

Posted By admin On January 3, 2011 @ 10:22 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Editor’s note: This story broke in the alternative media ten days ago [1], today it has finally made the front pages of national newspapers.

John Vidal
London Guardian [2]
Jan 3, 2011

The US embassy in Paris advised Washington to start a military-style trade war against any European Union country which opposed genetically modified (GM) crops, newly released WikiLeaks cables show.

In response to moves by France to ban a Monsanto GM corn variety in late 2007, the ambassador, Craig Stapleton, a friend and business partner of former US president George Bush, asked Washington to penalise the EU and particularly countries which did not support the use of GM crops.

“Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits.

“The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory. Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voices,” said Stapleton, who with Bush co-owned the St Louis-based Texas Rangers baseball team in the 1990s.

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[1] ten days ago: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-cable-reveals-u-s-conspired-to-retaliate-against-european-nations-if-they-resisted-gmos.html

[2] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/03/wikileaks-us-eu-gm-crops

[3] WikiLeaks: US Should Retaliate Against EU for Genetically Modifed Resistance: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-us-should-retaliate-against-eu-for-genetically-modifed-resistance.html

[4] Blatant Corruption Exposed as EU Blocks France’s Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize: http://www.prisonplanet.com/blatant-corruption-exposed-as-eu-blocks-france%e2%80%99s-ban-on-monsanto%e2%80%99s-gmo-maize.html

[5] Julian Assange Discusses Mainstream Media, the “Wikileaks Party” and our Global Awakening: http://www.prisonplanet.com/julian-assange-discusses-mainstream-media-the-wikileaks-party-and-our-global-awakening.html

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