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CETA may open up Europe to GMO potatoes
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.
Brussels ‘will block’ GM food from Britain
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
Trump has one big idea to fix America’s trade deals. It’s not very good.
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.
Three more reasons why we need to stop CETA
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
Selling off the farm: corporate meat’s takeover through TTIP
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’ GMO fears ’unfounded’
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.
TTIP talks bogged down in food standards debate
Seemingly insurmountable differences in food standards are threatening to sink trade negotiations between the United States and the European Union.
Asia trade deal RCEP will undercut farmers’ control over seeds
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.
CETA could mean GM salmon exports to Europe
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 calls on the European Union to honour commitments in CETA negotiations
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.
New GMOs are ’not GM’ - EU folds under US pressure
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.
From TPP to TTIP: clues to new food trade rules
A new paper focuses on TPP provisions that could affect food and farm systems in Europe if they were adopted in TTIP
United States and Europe disagree on GM crops
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.
Brussels biotech lobby’s last push for ’GM 2.0’ technologies to escape regulation
With TTIP negotiations proceeding apace, environmental and sustainable farming groups must stay actively protect our hard-won - albeit imperfect - GM laws.
The TPPA provides for illegal GMO contamination of our food
Provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement provide for the contamination of our food supply with unapproved and illegal genetically modified organisms.
Farm issues could scupper free trade deal with EU - U.S.
Differences between the United States and the European Union over issues such as genetically modified crops and hormone-treated beef could scupper a free trade deal.
TPP fine print: Biotech seed companies win again
The TPP requires countries to join international patent treaties that serve the interests of global biotech seed companies.
The TPP SPS chapter: not a “model for the rest of the world”
SPS provisions in TPP will further weaken and possibly conflict with global standards setting bodies on food and plant safety.
US lawmaker blasts ‘Monsanto provision’ in Fast Track legislation
US Representative Peter DeFazio today spoke out against a provision buried in trade promotion authority legislation that could help a government or multinational corporation attack state or national laws that require the labeling of genetically engineered foods.
Approval of GMO imports moves EU ’closer to Monsanto’
Environmental advocates say authorization indication of further industry-friendly policies pending trade deal with US will usher in