Genetically modified organisms
Eyeing a quick trade deal with the United States after Brexit, UK’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tried to revive discussions over Genetically Modified Organisms.
USMCA, a modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement, includes several positive changes for the seed industry.
“Brexit” presents a number of significant risks to the future of sustainable food and agriculture in both the UK and the EU.
Similar to the July 2017 draft of the Mercosur agreement, the November 2017 version only contains one single reference to the precautionary principle
House of Lords report warns farmers will be pressured by imports from countries that use cheaper methods to produce food
Biotech companies will join Cargill and Tyson as the main beneficiaries of U.S.-China agricultural trade policy.
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, if enacted could change many areas of trade between Canada and Europe. One of these changes could lead to Europe allowing GMO potatoes from Canada.
Last month the UK government approved field trials of GM wheat and is expected to give the go-ahead to trials of a potato genetically modified to be resistant to blight
If governments turn out to be absolutely desperate to sign FTAs with the US they won’t have much choice but to deal with an administration whose motto is “America first”, which may mean learning to love all our genetically modified produce, among other concessions.
A major topic of discussion at the World Social Forum in Montreal was the problems with TTIP-style free trade agreements and how we can stop them, writes Nick Dearden
New report from IATP shows how TTIP will accelerate corporate concentration and expand industrial meat production or “factory farming” by increasing the power of meat-producing transnational corporations.
Farmers are concerned about the impact of the TPP intellectual property chapter that prevents them from saving and using seeds that contain patented plant material.
Seemingly insurmountable differences in food standards are threatening to sink trade negotiations between the United States and the European Union.
According to the latest leaked draft of the RCEP agreement, the negotiating countries fall into two camps when it comes to legal rights over biodiversity and traditional knowledge useful for food production and medicine.
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could mean that genetically modified salmon will be sold as food to Europeans.
Soy Canada has asked the European Commission for a formal explanation of its delay in finalizing the approvals of three genetically modified (GM) soybean products.
The EU Commission has caved in to US pressure in TTIP trade talks by deciding to consider organisms modified by new ’gene editing’ techniques as non-GM - in violation of the EU’s own laws.
A new paper focuses on TPP provisions that could affect food and farm systems in Europe if they were adopted in TTIP
America, where GMOs have been in the human supply chain for more than two decades, want their currently banned crops to be imported into Europe.
With TTIP negotiations proceeding apace, environmental and sustainable farming groups must stay actively protect our hard-won - albeit imperfect - GM laws.