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19 OGM autorisés : la Commission donne des gages à l’industrie

24-Apr-2015 Inf’OGM Par cette décision, la Commission européenne fait le choix d’envoyer un signal au gouvernement étasunien et aux entreprises : l’Union européenne ne fermera plus son marché aux importations d’OGM.

  • 18-Aug-2008 AP
    S. Korean police arrest 157 at anti-US beef rally

    South Korean police arrested nearly 160 people at a rally in Seoul Friday night opposing the resumption of US beef imports. It was Korean activists’ 100th major demonstration against the beef deal.

  • 9-Aug-2008 DN!
    South Koreans fill streets of Seoul to continue protest sgainst US beef imports

    For the past two months, protesters have been filling the streets of Seoul condemning a decision to lift a ban on imported beef from the United States. We speak with Michael Hansen, senior scientist for Consumers Union.

  • 7-Aug-2008 KCTU
    Calling for solidarity - Lee Myung-bak government repression against the KCTU and Fundamental Trade Union Rights

    When KCTU called for general strike on July 2nd, renegotiation of the April 18 Protocol on US beef import to reflect food safety concerns was declared as one of priorities of strike aims. The Ministry of Labor and prosecutor explained that this was the main reason that it was illegal. This is a repetition of the South Korean government’s very narrow interpretation that the only legal aims of strikes be related to wages and working conditions.

  • 29-Jul-2008 TMCnet
    Thailand urged to be a standards leader

    Thailand is being urged to upgrade itself as the leader in determining safety standards and relevant laws on food and agricultural products in order to surmount business challenges arising from free trade area agreements.

  • 21-Jul-2008 AFP
    SKorea health workers threaten strike over US beef, wages

    South Korean hospital workers on Monday threatened to strike this week to press demands including a ban on the use of US beef for patients’ meals.

  • 19-Jul-2008 AFL-CIO Now blog
    Tomatoes or children?

    It is gratifying that our government will go to such lengths to stamp out a dangerous bacterium. It is less encouraging to know that the inspectors were not looking at massive labor rights violations, especially the systematic employment of young children in hazardous conditions, which have existed in the tomato industry for decades.

  • 15-Jul-2008 Korea Times
    S. Korean activists petition UN over beef protest clampdown

    South Korean activists Monday sent a petition to the United Nations, asking the international organization to admonish their government for its hardline crackdown on street protests over US beef imports.

  • 11-Jul-2008 FPIF
    Mad cows, mad people

    Through the prism of beef, Koreans confront the limitations of key contemporary institutions: democracy, capitalism, and nationalism.

  • 11-Jul-2008 Stuff
    Threat to plans for trade pact

    Indonesia’s ban on New Zealand beef could threaten plans to sign a lucrative free-trade pact with South-east Asian nations this year, industry officials say.

  • 11-Jul-2008
    Mass movement halts the neo-liberal bulldozer

    No one is sure how successful the movement will be in stopping the importation of American beef into Korea but it has certainly fractured the seemingly monolithic aura of President Lee and his neo-liberal bulldozer and will perhaps spark a new generation of class struggle in South Korea.

  • 10-Jul-2008 Business Week
    Hyundai workers strike over US beef

    Workers at Hyundai Motor Co. staged a partial strike Thursday over stalled annual wage negotiations with management and the resumption of US beef imports.

  • 10-Jul-2008 Invertia
    EE.UU. negó el ingreso de productos guatemaltecos por violaciones sanitarias

    La edición electrónica del diario local Prensa Libre señaló que la Administración de Medicinas y Alimentos de Estados Unidos (FDA, por su sigla en inglés) impidió el ingreso de los productos guatemaltecos por incumplir con las normas sanitarias contenidas en el Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) suscrito entre ese país y Centroamérica

  • 8-Jul-2008 L’Humanité
    Vaste mobilisation sud-coréenne

    Le lien entre « la crise du boeuf » et les accords de libre-échange est évident. « À travers l’un, nous luttons contre l’autre, explique-t-on. Même si c’est un lien que ne font pas tous ceux qui descendent dans la rue aujourd’hui. Notre mouvement exige la rectification des accords conclus en avril de l’an dernier. Ceux-ci concernent durablement la vie de tous les citoyens, les paysans en premier lieu. »

  • 5-Jul-2008 AFP
    SKorean activists prepare ’million-strong’ US beef rallies

    South Korean activists Saturday promised to draw one million protesters nationwide in the biggest anti-US beef rallies so far

  • 3-Jul-2008 Chosun Ilbo
    US beef recalled on E. coli concerns

    Some 240 tons of beef products from an approved US exporter to Korea suspected of being contaminated with the O-157 strain of E. coli have been recalled, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday.

  • 3-Jul-2008 AFP
    S.Korea activists launch US beef boycott

    South Korean activists on Thursday launched a nationwide campaign to boycott US beef as President Lee Myung-Bak issued a fresh warning against violent protests.

  • 3-Jul-2008 Alternatives
    Soixante nuits dans la rue !

    Portrait d’une incroyable mobilisation populaire

  • 2-Jul-2008 GRAIN
    Normas sanitarias y fitosanitarias: ¿Una estrategia para amañar el mercado de alimentos?

    En materia de sanidad animal y vegetal, tanto Estados Unidos como la Unión Europea están tratando de imponerle sus normas a los demás países a traves de los TLC.

  • 2-Jul-2008 GRAIN
    Sécurité sanitaire : les dés sont pipés

    Sur la scène de la sécurité sanitaire, les États-Unis comme l’UE tentent de faire adopter leurs normes par les autres pays à travers les accords bilatéraux de libre-échange.

  • 2-Jul-2008 GRAIN
    Food safety - rigging the game

    In the food safety arena, both the US and the EU are pressing their standards on other countries through bilateral free trade agreements.

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