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Focus on: TTIP, food & farming

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Regulations of toxic chemicals under TTIP
The latest TTIP proposals would allow ‘regulatory cooperation’ to affect the implementation of EU chemical laws
Russell Brand rails against Monsanto & the TTIP
On a recent episode of Russell Brand’s the Trews, the British comedian turned activist spoke with Helena Norberg-Hodge about TTIP and the food system.
Study: Risks and opportunities for the EU agri-food sector in a possible EU-US trade agreement
TTIP "could lead to major changes in EU legislation, which may undermine the traditional EU precaution and risk management policy on which the current regulatory framework is based" says study prepared for the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
Suckler cows sector could be hit by EU-US trade agreement, study says
The conclusion of a Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated between the European Union and the US could have serious adverse consequences for the EU suckler cows sector, European experts claim.
Tafta, Pac, crise de l’élevage : « Les revendications de la Fnsea ne sont pas tenables »
Laurent Pinatel, le porte-parole de la Confédération paysanne, défend ses revendications pour sortir les éleveurs de la crise, évidemment différentes de celles du syndicalisme majoritaire
Tariffs dropped to zero
TTIP: Secret document reveals in detail the EU offer to drop 97 percent of its tariffs on US goods.
The EU claims that TTIP won’t reduce EU food safety standards – but is this true?
The EU commission has claimed that there will be no lowering of food safety standards in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that is currently being negotiated with the United States. However, an examination of the EU’s negotiating position shows that they are already offering changes which could lead to increased amounts of pesticide residues in food in the EU in the future.
The future of Europe lies in preserving its agricultural and other key sectors
Europe has all the assets needed to build a solid future for itself. However, to do so, it must take steps to defend and promote them.
The major obstacles to the EU-US free trade deal
Topics where EU and US politicians and stakeholders’ interests clash — such as public procurement, data protection, financial services and agricultural issues like geographical indicators and sanitary and phytosanitary measures – will prove the most problematic during talks.
The perfect pinta vs. the TTIP trade tanker
Britain’s dairy farmers have been having a hard time largely thanks to their exposure to an unregulated, unstable, global food market.