A top U-S State Department official says, “we’re making headway” against European resistance to genetically modified food and meat. Ambassador Alan Larson spoke today in Des Moines at the World Food Prize symposium on genetically modified crops. Larson says this is a pivotal moment in the European debate about biotechnology and food as things could go either way.Larson says government officials in some European countries are “thinking differently” about biotech issues than they did a year ago.Larson says thoughtful people in Europe believe governments are being pressed to make hasty, unscientific decisions about the food supply. Larson, who is an Osage, Iowa, native, is the U-S Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs.
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