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22 April 2015

Friends of the Earth Europe has today strongly criticised the European Commission's new proposal for regulating genetically modified foods and feed, calling it an empty offer that does nothing to protect citizens or governments. The environment group accused President Juncker of breaking his promise to make decision-making more democratic and acting as if the controversial TTIP EU-US trade deal was already in place.

Mute Schimpf, food campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, said:

20 April 2015

According to a leaked European Commission proposal in the ongoing EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, EU member state legislative initiatives will have to be vetted for potential impacts on private business interests.

17 April 2015

The Norwegian government today gave the green light to one of the biggest single instances of pollution in the country's history. A new mine will dump its toxic tailings directly into the Førde fjord in the west of Norway.

"It is shocking that Norway is the only country in the world allow new projects of this kind", said Lars Haltbrekken of Friends of the Earth Norway.

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