The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the U.S., Argentina, and Canada in their WTO case against the European Union over its illegal moratorium on approving ag biotech products.
USDA Secretary Mike Johanns said, "Today's decision affirms what the world's farmers have known about biotechnology for many years. Since the first biotechnology crops were commercialized in 1996, we've seen double-digit increases in their adoption every single year. Biotechnology crops not only are helping to meet the world's food needs, they're also having a positive environmental impact on our soil and water resources."
-- P. Scott Shearer, Washington, D.C., correspondent