Untangling the Trade Talks: What are the likely consequences of an EU-US trade deal for our food and

Hosted by 'Friends of the Earth Europe' alongside 'Transnational Institute', 'Institute for Agriculture Trade Policy' and 'Seattle to Brussels Network'
The Press Club Brussels Start: Thursday, Mar 13 2014 1:30 PM  End: Thursday, Mar 13 2014 6:00 PM

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You are invited to an afternoon of open conversation on how the controversial EU-US trade deal could affect our food and environment.

Friends of the Earth Europe will be joined by the Institute for Agriculture Trade Policy,Transnational Institute and the  Seattle to Brussels Network, plus representatives of the

European Parliament and Commission, farmers, consumers and citizen groupsfrom both sides of the Atlantic, to share perspectives on the likely impacts of a deal on our food and our environment.

The event coincides with the fourth round of trade negotiations on the Transatlantic

Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) happening in Brussels 10

th–14th March.



What are likely impacts of TTIP for food and farming?

Speakers will include:

Kathy Ozer, , US Family Farm Coalition

Adrian Bebb,  Friends of the Earth Europe

Camille Perrin, , BEUC, The European Consumer



16:00–18:00: The controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism and its risks for our environment

Speakers will include:

Rupert Schlegelmilch, European Commission, Directorate General for Trade

Višnar Malinovská, European Commission, Directorate General for Environment

Ilana Solomon, Sierra Club

Stuart Trew, Council of Canadians

Pia Eberhardt,Corporate Europe Observatory


The debate will be followed by a question and answer session