Alert! EU-US Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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Tue Feb 19 12:13:03 GMT 2013

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Subject: [coordination-foodsovUK] Alert! EU-US Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

News BITs - UK action needed?

The proposed EU-US Free Trade Agreement will require harmonising European regulations with US fast food practices; forcing on European consumers, cloned meat, industrial livestock bloated with pesticide dependent GM grains, GM seeds and GM livestock producing GM-mush in ready meals. If the FTA is agreed, this food regime could be dumped by a more powerful US-EU trading bloc on African farmers and consumers who have different priorities, as described in their report facilitated through the europAfrica campaign with which UKFG works The impacts of contrasting food regimes were raised in the CONCORD Food, Agriculture, Trade and Environment forum in December 2012, by Prof Philip McMichael from Cornell University - replayed at the Oxford Real Farming Conference at the UK Food Group session on Agricultural Investment  - 


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