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TTIP talks: What’s cooking?: Perspectives on food & farming
The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament is pleased to invite you to a conference on 10 December 2014 on the impacts of a potential EU-US trade agreement (TTIP) on food and farming.
TTIP and CETA jeopardize EU agriculture and environmental, animal welfare and consumer protection standards
EU officials state, but cannot guarantee, that sensitive issues such as growth hormones or GMO admissions will not be watered down as a result of TTIP.
UK: Poultry sector raise safety concerns over TTIP
Members of the UK poultry industry are concerned that trade negotiations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US could undermine food safety.
Australia shouldn’t sacrifice food safety standards for free trade
While Australia’s current regulations are not perfect, it is important that any discussions about reforming them are conducted with an eye first and foremost on the health and safety of Australians, and are not unduly influenced by trade concerns.
Trojan horse trade deal could increase GM food and crops in Europe
Fears are growing that the proposed EU-US trade deal (known as TTIP) will lead to food contaminated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) being allowed into Europe for human consumption, despite public reassurances that food safety standards would be maintained
Assessing regulatory impact of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – analysis
This study considers the likely regulatory impact of the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in three key policy areas: investor protection, public services and food safety.
De Gucht rejects claims Commission misrepresented benefits of TTIP
The European Commission has rejected claims it misrepresented the possible economic benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Suckler cows sector could be hit by EU-US trade agreement, study says
The conclusion of a Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated between the European Union and the US could have serious adverse consequences for the EU suckler cows sector, European experts claim.
EU under pressure to allow GM food imports from US and Canada
Britain and other European Union member states are under increasing pressure from North American business groups to open their borders to imports of genetically modified food as part of negotiations for a new Transatlantic trade deal, environmental campaigners have warned.
TTIP will sacrifice food safety for faster trade, warn NGOs
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will irreversibly put EU consumers and animals at risk, the European Commission will be warned today (28 August).
Chlorine chicken: No thank you
There’s strong criticism of the planned free trade agreement TTIP. Europe’s organic farming sector is especially skeptical. Deutsche Welle reports.
Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is planning a campaign to stop British food standards being lowered to allow American food imports pumped full of pesticides and hormones into the UK under TTIP.
Leaked document reveals US-EU trade agreement threatens public health, food safety
A draft chapter of the US-EU trade agreement leaked today by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy reveals public health and food safety could be at risk, according to an accompanying analysis.
American poultry standards draw criticism at trade talks
At a stakeholder hearing in Brussels, the US chief negotiator on TTIP, Daniel Mullaney, argued that chlorine­-washed chicken offered consumers a safe alternative
Peroxyacetic acid rinsing of poultry meat - BEUC position paper published
BEUC has just published its position paper on the use of peroxyacetic acid rinses of poultry meat. This chemical wash is currently banned in the EU. However, pressure from the United States might reverse the trend.
US says ’science’ should settle trans-Atlantic food trade rules
When US farm lobbyists push for "sound science" as the basis for food supply trade rules, what they mean by this term is that they want Europe to eliminate all restrictions on imports of food from the US, and to adopt a US-style food supply regulatory regime, stripped of the precautionary principle.
10 reasons TTIP is bad for good food and farming
Agribusiness on both sides is pushing to rollback regulations that hinder their profits at the expense of food safety, farmers and ranchers, consumers and animal welfare.
Pulp friction: Indian mango ban prompts protest in Britain
“With a new Indian government expected to put long-stalled EU free trade talks at the top of its agenda, the mango ban could not have come at a worse time as it risks souring discussions before they even get going,” Allie Renison of business lobby group the Institute of Directors wrote in the Daily Telegraph.
Is US ’chlorinated chicken’ and ‘GM food’ heading to EU?
French political parties attack the threats to food safety from the proposed EU-US trade agreement.