Wikileaks Reveals US Supports GMOs and Counteracts Sustainable Agriculture Abroad
The problem with European countries restricting and heavily regulating GMOs basically boils down to the fact that as a result, US food companies can't sell their products in Europe.
It also means that biotech companies like Monsanto can't sell their technology and seeds.Currently Spain and Poland are the only two European Union countries buying and using GMO crops. Wikileaks revealed that two U.S. Senators, Republicans Charles Grassley from Iowa and John Thune from South Dakota, encouraged Spanish officials to exercise their influence in Brussels in an attempt to persuade other EU nations to ease up on GMOs.
What the Wikileaks cables reinforce is that GMOs and the government's support of GMOs is suspicious, and certainly is not supportive of building sustainable food and agriculture. Rather the pressure to use GMOs imposed by US government representatives is a direct effort to support giant biotech business and not just goodwill.