Report "Trade at any cost?"

PowerShift and foodwatch are presenting a new report in Brussels: "How the New EU Trade Deals Would Harm Consumers, the Environment and Democracy".

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Report: "Trade at any cost?"

PowerShift and foodwatch are presenting a new report: "Trade at any cost? How the New EU Trade Deals Would Harm Consumers, the Environment and Democracy"

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What is foodwatch?

foodwatch is a non-profit campaigning organization that fights for safe, healthy and affordable food for all people. We give consumers a loud voice, speak up for transparency in the food sector and defend our right to food that harms neither people, nor the environment. foodwatch has offices in France, Germany and the Netherlands.  more



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Lactalis: Salmonella contamination scandal in France

foodwatch steps up the pressure in the Lactalis scandal. All those responsible have been passing the buck since December, and the scandal remains mired in obscurity. Today, foodwatch and several parents open a case which affects everyone. The alliance will present strong evidence that all actors involved in this food scandal have failed to meet their obligations: the producer, the major supermarket chains, the public authorities and the laboratories have all demonstrably failed the consumer.


Press release: Report shows negative impacts of new EU Trade deals

The European Union is currently negotiating a series of new free trade agreements that would have a negative impact on consumer rights, environmental standards and democratic principles. These are the findings of a report from the organisations PowerShift and foodwatch. According to the report, the EU trade deals that are being planned with Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and other countries include many of the same controversial elements as the shelved TTIP agreement with the U.S. and the provisionally-applied CETA agreement with Canada: for example, investor-state dispute-settlement clauses, trade committees with insufficient democratic control and the weakening of the precautionary principle in the context of consumer and health protection.



Free trade agreements (TTIP/CETA)

Agreements like CETA and TTIP are part of a “new generation” of trade deals that focus on the elimination of “non-tariff barriers”, which include important standards for consumer protection.  

Sugar, fat, salt: When food causes disease

The number of children, teenagers and adults who are overweight or obese has increased dramatically over recent decades. The main reason for this: the food environment has changed dramatically.

Misleading product labelling

Fruit yogurts with no fruit, miracle-health products with dangerous side effects: when it comes to packaged foods, misleading information is not the exception but the rule.  

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