Dear Green American,
U.S. jobs, the environment, and food safety are under renewed assault.
Over the past few weeks there have been numerous headlines about the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement negotiated between the US and 12 Pacific Rim nations that is now headed to Congress. Many are calling it the worst trade deal ever.
Unfortunately, the TPP isn’t the only trade deal we need to be worried about.
As we write, United States Trade Representatives (USTR) and negotiators from the European Union are meeting in Miami to discuss the ways in which corporate entities can most benefit from the lowering of safety regulations, environmental standards, and worker protections.
Behind closed doors, and under the premise of negotiating the next big international trade agreement, USTR is single-handedly relinquishing our democratic rights in exchange for corporate gains. This is why we must stop the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in its tracks.
It is imperative that concerned Americans and Congress stand up against corporate interests. Tell your members of congress to REJECT the TTIP!
TTIP will further the corporate influence over our global food system and increase the use of genetically engineered (GE) crops and pesticides. TTIP also establishes its own court system that will allow corporations to challenge country regulations, often put in place to protect the health and well-being of people and the environment, all for the sake of corporate greed.
Read more about how TTIP will impact our food supply, environment and economy in our new report.
Many in the US have been fighting hard won battles to establish the labeling of GMOs and ensure the right to know what is in our food. A right that is already held by all the nations of the EU, many of which have also established bans against GE crops and their corresponding pesticides. TTIP aims to take away these consumer rights and safety protections in order to promote GE crops abroad and hinder the movement opposing them in the US.
This agreement is an assault on democracy--replacing government by the people with corporate interests. Tell Congress to REJECT the TTIP
Food Campaigns Coordinator
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