Selling Off the Farm: Corporate Meat's Takeover Through TTIP Panel Discussion

July 12th at 12:30pm CDT - July 12th at 2:30pm CDT

Selling Off the Farm: Corporate Meat's Takeover Through TTIP Panel Discussion

12:30 to 14:30 CEST
European Parliament Altiero Spinelli building (ASP)
Room A3H1 -->

The organizing NGOs would like to invite you to a panel discussion and press briefing on a new study, Selling Off the Farm: Corporate’s Meat’s Takeover Through TTIP.

The meat industry is rapidly changing and with the EU negotiating a new trade agreement, the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with the U.S.—one of the largest meat producers and exporters—the landscape could shift even more. This panel discussion and launch on a new report, “Selling Off the Farm: Corporate Meat’s Takeover Through TTIP,” will take a comprehensive look at the meat sector and its powerful corporations, such as Brazil-owned JBS and Chinese-owned Smithfield, and how TTIP’s (de) regulatory cooperation agenda threatens rules on climate change, environment, public health, labour and other necessary regulations to mitigate the industry’s worst impacts.

Some issues to be discussed:

  • Action on the meat industry’s greenhouse gas emissions
  • Impacts on the European Farm Sector
  • Gene-editing and Cloning
  • TPP Provisions and TTIP proposal related to unapproved varieties of GMOs
  • Changes in the Posting of Workers Directive
  • State to State and Investor to State Provisions and the Presence of Transnational Meat Corporations

Stelios Kouloglou, MEP (GUE/NGL)
Emmanuel Maurel, MEP (S&D)
Eleonora Evi, MEP (EFDD)
Martin Häusling, MEP (Greens/EFA)
Hannes Lorenzen, Senior Adviser to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament
Shefali Sharma Director of Agricultural Commodities and Globalization, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy- Europe (IATP) and co-author of the report
Olga Kikou, European Affairs Manager, Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)
Hanny Van Geel, Member—European Coordinating Committee La Via Campesina (ECVC)
Estelle Brentnall, European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT)
Nikolai Pushkarev, Policy Coordinator for Food, Drink and Agriculture, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Organising NGOs:
Institute for Agriculture and Trade (IATP), Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft e.V. (ABL), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and PowerShift

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