Don't Let Them Eat This Cake
France yesterday called for the sales of all new genetically modified foods to be suspended in the European Union until they are clearly labeled, but EU officials said it’s unlikely the proposal would be accepted. EU environmental ministers are meeting today to settle differences on policies for genetically modified foods. Meanwhile, biotechnology companies are engaging in a new corporate planning strategy called “story building” to help them imagine what the landscape might be for biotechnology in 2030. Monsanto, one of the participants in the planning sessions, this week said it would contest a court ruling in Brazil that suspends production and sales of the company’s genetically modified soybean seeds.