Future of biotechnology, feed exports hinges on EU-US trade talks

Future of biotechnology, feed exports hinges on EU-US trade talks

Animal feed manufacturers cannot meet the demands of a growing world population if feed inputs are globally restricted to European standards

Both the European Union and United States have a significant influence on the global economy, but also on the international standard setting bodies, such as CODEX Alimentarius and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). As the EU and the U.S. duke it out in the negotiations ring on the big areas of contention in agriculture, it is safe to say that the side that wins will have the upper hand in sending a message globally on what agricultural practices are acceptable.