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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Warning of Trade War

LONDON -- The top U.S. representative in Brussels has warned that Europe and the United States are heading for a trade war over an EU decision to suspend licenses for genetically modified foods, the Times reported Thursday.

Richard Morningstar, writing in his biannual Letter from Brussels, said "politics and demagoguery have completely taken over the regulatory process," the newspaper reported.

In his first policy statement since becoming U.S. ambassador to the EU in July, Morningstar blamed Britain in particular for creating a climate in which the European Union was on the verge of breaching World Trade Organization rules on exports, the newspaper said.