Beef Hormone Controversy
The Beef Hormone Dispute is one of the two most intractable transatlantic agricultural controversies since the establishment of the World Trade Organization, the other being the Banana War.
In the 1990s, in the midst of the mad cow disease crisis, the European Union banned the import of meat that contained artificial beef hormones. WTO rules permit such bans, but only where a signatory presents valid scientific evidence that the ban is a health and safety measure. Canada and the United States opposed this ban, taking the EU to the WTO Dispute Settlement Body. In 1997, the WTO ruled against the EU. The EU appealed the ruling.
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