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Focus on: TTIP, food & farming


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Government urged to protect interests of UK poultry farmers
The competitiveness of UK poultry producers is at risk if the EU-US trade negotiations proceed on the basis that products are of an ’equivalent’ standard.
Grains Council pushing TTIP negotiators on EU biotech barriers
US Grains Council leaders are pushing Trans Atlantic free trade negotiators to keep the European Union from slowing biotechnology approval
Greece to block TTIP unless geographical indications are protected
The Greek government is ready to veto the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU unless it ensures increased protection for key agricultural geographical indicators.
Guerre commerciale: États-Unis et Europe en désaccord sur l’agriculture
Bruxelles assure que l’accord scellé la semaine dernière pour éviter une guerre commerciale ne prévoit pas d’ouvrir plus largement l’accès au marché agricole européen. Mais l’administration Trump prétend le contraire. La France demande des clarifications.
How the TTIP could make ethical meat harder to find
Looking for cage-free eggs and antibiotic-free meat? The new transatlantic trade agreement could make both harder to find.
In brief – TTIP: where we stand
TTIP negotiation round 11 was held in Miami, Florida: short overview of where we stand in the negotiations, issue area by issue area.
In move towards trade talks, EU to lift ban on some US meats
Brussels and Washington want to deepen a relationship that accounts for a third of global trade, and ending the EU import ban on live pigs and beef washed in lactic acid is meant to show the Europeans are serious about a deal.
Is US ’chlorinated chicken’ and ‘GM food’ heading to EU?
French political parties attack the threats to food safety from the proposed EU-US trade agreement.
Juncker states his opposition to fracking
Asked about the trade deal the Commission is currently negotiating with the US, which campaigners fear will allow private companies to challenge the EU’s environmental rules, Mr Juncker stressed that the normal, publicly accountable, court system should be used instead of private courts or arbitration panels.
La Confédération paysanne occupied Cargill headquarters in France
To denounce the imminent signature of CETA and demand to stop negotiations on TTIP, the Confédération paysanne (2nd largest farmer union in France) occupied yesterday headquarters of Cargill FR, the first food processing multinational in the world.