Focus on: TTIP, food & farming
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.
In response to a US request, the European Food Safety Authority has given a thumbs up to peracetic acid washes for chicken carcasses, an area of concern for consumers in the TTIP talks.
It is time for America and Europe to embrace innovation and technology in a safe, sustainable agriculture, says US Secretary of Agriculture.
A study carried out on behalf of the US Department of Agriculture shows that EU Agriculture would be the gross loser in any of the three scenarios considered.
Negotiations are about import tariffs but mainly about sanitary and phytosanitary standards, which can have far-reaching consequences for agriculture.
In testy exchange of emails, Commission warns US: Compromise or no deal in 2016.
Concerns that a previous EU-US trade deal was anti-democratic and would lower food safety, labour and environmental standards resulted in in mass protests in Germany, Austria and France in 2015.
European Union lawmakers approved an increase in US beef imports to the EU, a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
European Union plans to allow more US beef imports cleared a key hurdle when EU lawmakers specialising in trade backed the move, which is likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
Representatives of the European poultry industry are increasingly expressing concerns about the upcoming free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States.