Food & Farming

General introduction

TTIP covers many issues that impact citizens across the EU and USA. In this section you'll find articles, analysis and opinion pieces covering a range of concerns, themes and issues. Use the filter buttons to choose particular themes or languages.

07 June 2016

EU laws protecting climate, health, considered “barriers to trade” according to US Department report

US Trade Representative targets range of EU laws in 2016 Trade Estimate Report highlighting what is at stake in TTIP more

31 May 2016

War of words: spat over agriculture reveals EU willing to concede more than it publicly states

While accusations fly about “misleading statements”, a leaked Commission briefing confirms EU standards are at risk more

25 May 2016

12 raisons de s’opposer au CETA

Depuis quelques temps, l’accord transatlantique entre l’Union européenne et les États-Unis (TTIP ou TAFTA) est sous le feu des projecteurs. Le groupe des Verts/ALE au Parlement européen travaille pour faire connaitre les menaces qu’il fait peser pour les citoyens des deux côtés de l’Atlantique et la mobilisation croît. Mauvaise nouvelle, un autre accord transatlantique, l'accord commercial avec le Canada (ou CETA), soulève des préoccupations similaires mais est à un stade plus avancé car il sera bientôt soumis au vote du Parlement européen. Voici quelques raisons pour lesquelles nous appelons à la mobilisation contre cet accord. more

21 January 2016

EU-US deal: a “knock-out punch” for European farming

Multiple studies now indicate that quality EU food and farming will pay the price for TTIP more

13 October 2015

TTIP in Austria- national Green perspectives

In the first in the series we look at the TTIP campaign in Austria, which has one of the lowest acceptance-levels for TTIP in Europe according to the polls. So what stirred public opposition? Sebastian Wedl reports more

25 September 2015

US using TTIP as vehicle to attack European GMO laws

Far from defending further safeguards, the Commission moves to water-down risk assessment procedures for agri-biotech, prompting concerns from national regulators. more

28 April 2015

Global Day of Action against TTIP, CETA and TiSA

Greens joined hundreds of rallies staged worldwide as citizens say NO to controversial trade deals more

13 April 2015

TTIP and sustainable food production: water and fire?

Highlights from the "Food and Farming" conference a timely reminder of the issues at stake in the ENVI committee TTIP vote. more

13 April 2015

Don't sacrifice our food and farming at the TTIP-altar

As the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee votes on their TTIP-opinion, it's vital we do not lose sight of threats posed to food and farming argues Molly Scott Cato more

16 March 2015

Trade secrets can harm your health, your environment, your career

The European Parliament is now discussing a draft proposal of the European Commission to establish a EU directive on trade secrets. Right now the protection of trade secrets is left up to Member States. more