Fainting in Coyles
An occasional letter from the Heart of Euroville

Tuesday, April 06, 2004  

So what are the rest for?

"Many of our laws are intended to reach an objective".

Beate Gminder, the EU Spokesman for Health and Safety Commissioner David Byrne.

She was trying to justrify the EU's pesticide regime. A regieme that, though she accepts it is "challenging" for European farmers to comply with must also be imposed on any third world farmer trying to enter the European market.

If it is challenging for rich, heavily subsidised European farmers - how the hell are African or other develloping world producers gouing to comply. Protectionism in the guise of food saftey.

posted by Eliab | 4:18 pm
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