The US is said to be considering to bring a case at the World Trade Organisation asking that the EU ban on GM foods be declared illegal.
A meeting is to take place in Washington today between Robert Zoellick, the US trade representative, and Ann Veneman, the Agriculture secretary.

US based food giant Nabisco has had a lawsuit filed against it, and its parent company Kraft Foods, which would have the firm’s popular cookie - the Oreo - removed from sale throughout California.
Lawyer Stephen Joseph is attempting to sue the biscuit on the grounds that it contains unhealthy trans fats, a type of fat that has been linked to high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes.