European Union officials did a good job of creating uncertainty and confusion this week. First, the European Union issued a proposal allowing its member states to opt-out of EU rules on import and use of biotech products.
Then the same commission went ahead and approved 17 biotech traits for import, some of which had been pending before the EU for more than five years.
Agricultural groups in the U.S. were left scratching their heads.
Richard Wilkins, first vice-president of the American Soybean Association and a soybean farmer from Greenwood, Delaware, noted the association’s "guarded optimism" about the EU's approval ...