Since the early days of the WTO, farming has been one of the hottest potatoes in trade talks. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could have major impacts on farming and food production in the European Union, increasing risks of harmful effects to public health.
Corporate lobby groups on both sides of the Atlantic are pushing for more market access. This could have challenging effects on our food and farmers, as European and American food is produced to different standards of food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection. Civil society groups and farming organisations have expressed concern that the TTIP will lead to the further intensification and corporate concentration of agriculture on both sides of the Atlantic, threatening family farms’ survival and citizen’s health.
Wednesday, June 15th, 8h30-9h30
Press Club – Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels
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