Genetically modified organisms
The EU-Mercosur agreement is inconsistent with the EU’s recently announced Farm-to-Fork Strategy, which aims to dramatically reduce pesticide use and completely ban any residue on food of pesticides not registered for use in the EU.
Anti-biotech activists and sentiment are entrenched throughout Africa, but US farm groups and businesses are hoping a free-trade agreement with Kenya will help the country break through its GMO barriers
74 NGOs have written to the EU Commission to demand that genetically modified crops are not pushed onto Europe’s fields and plates as part of a trade deal with the USA.
US Soybean Export Council and the American Soybeans Association wants the inclusion of provisions on agricultural biotech in the US-Kenya agreement.
The European Union is prepared to lower barriers for US agricultural goods such as GMOs as part of a mini trade deal, but don’t expect bigger concessions like cutting tariffs or changing EU laws, an EU official said.
It is time for America and Europe to embrace innovation and technology in a safe, sustainable agriculture, says US Secretary of Agriculture.
The discussion over science-based policymaking in the EU, in general, has been heating up in recent years, with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) front and centre of the debate.
CETA raises many questions and it is up to food businesses to comply with various requirements, in order to highlight their products and provide accurate information.
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.
The proposed new NAFTA, dubbed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), would expedite exports and imports of food and agricultural products, purportedly based on “scientific principles” and “science-based decision making.”
“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.