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Cablegate: Estonia Will Vote Yes On Biotech Beets And

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RUEHRC/DEPT OF AGRICULTURE WASHINGTON DC
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SUBJECT: ESTONIA WILL VOTE YES ON BIOTECH BEETS AND
CORN

REF: A) STATE 50150 B) DEGENHARDT-SNIPES 15APR07 E-MAIL

1. Post delivered reftel points to Hardo Lillevali of
the Estonian Ministry of the Environment, and Tambet
Sova, Head of the Plant Health Department at the
Estonian Ministry of Agriculture.

2. Mr. Lillevali and Mr. Sova said that Estonia will
vote in favor of the biotech sugar beet and stacked
biotech corn varieties in the April 19 EU Standing
Committee meeting in Brussels.

GOLDSTEIN

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