FarmPolicy

April 23, 2019

Ag Economy; Budget- Immigration; Policy Issues; and, Biofuels

Agricultural Economy- Trade Issues- Biotech, and Transportation News

Anthony Faiola reported on the front page of today’s Washington Post that, “On a velvety green patch of the French countryside, organic farmer Jean Cabaret gave a little shudder. A looming trade deal with the United States, he fears, may make his worst culinary nightmare come true: an invasion of Europe by American ‘Frankenfoods.’

“‘Hormone-boosted beef. Chlorine-washed chicken. Genetically altered vegetables. This is what they want for us,’ warned Cabaret, standing before his majestic herd of free-range cows. ‘In France, food is about pleasure, about taste. But in the United States, they put anything in their mouths. No, this must be stopped.’

“In Europe, this is a season of angsteven paranoia — over a historic bid to link the United States and the 28-nation European Union in the world’s largest free-trade deal.”

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