Briefing: GM food and the EU-US trade deal

29 September 2014

Negotiations on a transatlantic trade deal between the European Union and the United States threaten the EU’s ability to regulate imports, authorisations and safety checks of genetically modified food and seeds, which could mean an increase in GM imports to the EU. US agri-business and the biotech sector have been pushing for greater access to European markets for years, and US negotiators are using the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks to push their demands.