EU-US trade deal The interests of people and the planet must be put before the interests of big business

11 March 2015

The threat of US-produced meat rinsed with disinfectants being sold in Europe is increasing, even before any EU-US trade deal is agreed, warns Friends of the Earth Europe today. EU health and food safety officials told a stakeholder meeting yesterday that a new antimicrobial chemical rinse may be approved this year to disinfect poultry carcasses and meat.

3 March 2015

As the European Parliament drafts its opinion on the controversial EU-US trade deal (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership  TTIP) talks, 375 civil society organisations from across Europe have called on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from the threats it poses.

The US-EU trade deal is a Trojan horse treaty; a dangerous deal that puts big business ahead of our society, health and environment.

 

Together we can stop this Trojan horse treaty unravelling our hard-won standards, and act to put people and the planet before profits.

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