Citizen Groups Warn US-EU Trade Deal Will Gut Protections

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT) -- Public advocacy groups on Monday said a potential free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union could harm public health and the environment by undermining critical citizen protections in favor of increased corporate profits.

The Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and Public Citizen joined trade and labor groups in warning that early signs from Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks that began this week suggest that a sweeping agreement will allow businesses to skirt safety standards, eliminate genetically modified food restrictions and...
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