Focus on: TTIP, food & farming
The latest TTIP proposals would allow ‘regulatory cooperation’ to affect the implementation of EU chemical laws
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.
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.
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.
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
TTIP: Secret document reveals in detail the EU offer to drop 97 percent of its tariffs on US goods.
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.
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.
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.
Britain’s dairy farmers have been having a hard time largely thanks to their exposure to an unregulated, unstable, global food market.