Bush Criticizes EU's Bio-Crop Fears; Says Resistance Is Exacerbating African Famine
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
President Bush yesterday accused Europe of exacerbating famine and AIDS in Africa by blocking the use of genetically enhanced crops and falling short on funding to fight the disease.
The broadsides came as Mr. Bush prepares to travel to Europe amid trans-Atlantic relations that have been strained by the war in Iraq. Nevertheless, the president vowed to press his complaint when he visits France, Russia and Poland next week.
"By widening the use of new high-yield bio-crops and unleashing the power of markets, we can dramatically increase agricultural productivity and feed more people across the continent," Mr. Bush said in a commencement address …
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Publication information: Article title: Bush Criticizes EU's Bio-Crop Fears; Says Resistance Is Exacerbating African Famine. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 22, 2003. Page number: A02. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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