Compassion in World Farming, ARC2020, CEO, Via Campesina and Friends of the Earth Europe have developed a booklet spelling out the threats of a potental Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its impact on the future of good food and farming. Proponents of TTIP argue that it will increase trade leading to economic growth and jobs. But opponents have voiced many concerns, including its impact on food and farming on both sides of the Atlantic and its potential to undermine a more sustainable food system. This brochure explains how TTIP will promote the industrial model of food and farming, further threatening the survival of small family farms, local food initiatives, standards for healthy and safe food, animal welfare, the environment, and public health.
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