Beef Hormone Controversy

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.

Read more about Beef Hormone Controversy:  Effects Upon Policy in The E.U., Effects Upon Public Opinion in The U.S.

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... One of the effects of the Beef Hormone Dispute in the US was to awaken the public's interest in the issue ... Because of current policy, in which all beef is allowed whether produced with hormones or genetically modified, U.S ... study done in 2002, 85% of respondents wanted mandatory labeling on beef produced with growth hormones ...

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