E.U. Push on Animal Welfare May Open New Trade Front With U.S.

BRUSSELS — One of the first things the European Union’s new health and consumer affairs commissioner did after taking office was to approve the planting of a genetically modified potato in Europe — riling environmentalists but giving hope to U.S. officials that an end to a long trade dispute over biotech crops might be in sight.


But John Dalli, who began his first official visit to Washington on Monday, may open a new, potentially disruptive front: animal welfare.


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