US ambassador planned “retaliation” against France over ban on Monsanto corn

WikiLeaks: US Ambassador Planned “Retaliation” Against France Over Ban on Monsanto Corn
by: Mike Ludwig, t r u t h o u t | Report

The former United States ambassador to France suggested “moving to retaliation” against France and the European Union (EU) in late 2007 to fight a French ban on Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn and changes in European policy toward biotech crops, according to a cable released by WikiLeaks on Sunday.

Former Ambassador Craig Stapleton was concerned about France’s decision to suspend cultivation of Monsanto’s MON-810 corn and warned that a new French environmental review standard could spread anti-biotech policy across the EU.

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