Meatless issue

  • 14/08/1992

Meatless issue Opposition to US beef imports began in Europe a few years after health conscious European consumers discovered US beef was hormone treated. When this issue was raised in GATT, the US argued there was little scientific evidence to show hormone-treated meat is harmful. But the EC, prompted by politics and not science, countered by insisting that if Europeans did not want hormone-treated meat, there was little that could be done about it.