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TTIP: Trading away our food and farmers?

27 May 2016

Invitation to a breakfast discussion with representatives from Friends of the Earth, ECVC, the EU Commission and the US's Center for Food Safety on the impacts the TTIP could have on farming and food production in the EU.

Invitation to Breakfast event: TTIP: TRADING AWAY OUR FOOD AND FARMERS? TTIP breakfast flag-europe hands-on-the-land-logo

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

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
  • Debbie Barker, Center for Food Safety, USA

Event co-funded by the European Union

photo: @Ruben Neugebauer/Campact

Event details

15 May 2016 8:30 am

Press Club - Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels

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