Invitation to Breakfast event:
TTIP: TRADING AWAY OUR FOOD AND FARMERS?
Wednesday June 15th, 8h30-9h30
Location: Press Club – Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels
Since the early days of the WTO, farming has been one of the hottest potatoes in trade talks. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could have major impacts on farming and food production in the European Union, increasing risks of harmful effects to public health.
Corporate lobby groups on both sides of the Atlantic are pushing for more market access. This could have challenging effects on our food and farmers, as European and American food is produced to different standards of food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection. Civil society groups and farming organisations have expressed concern that the TTIP will lead to the further intensification and corporate concentration of agriculture on both sides of the Atlantic, threatening family farms’ survival and citizen’s health.
Follow the discussion on twitter by using the #TTIPFarming hashtag!
Participants will be welcomed by coffee at 8h15
John Clarke, DG AGRI, head of international bilateral relations
Mute Schimpf, Friends of the Earth Europe, food campaigner
Hanny Van Geel, European Coordination Via Campesina, Coordinating Committee
FACILITATION: Debbie Barker, Center for Food Safety, USA
Registration and contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event co-funded by the European Union
photo: @Ruben Neugebauer/Campact