Obama Fights to Spread GMO Foods Throughout Europe

News for the Revolution

Eric Zuesse
April 28, 2015
Washington’s Blog

5a57a-obama-the-warmongerOne of the major barriers blocking U.S. President Barack Obama’s campaign for his mammoth international trade deals — the TTIP with Europe, and the TPP with Asia — is: other countries want the freedom to make up their own minds about the safety or dangerousness of the foods they allow to be sold within their borders. 

The Obama Administration is insisting that no nation have that freedom. In fact, all participating nations would be removed from that responsibility and authority. The Obama trade deals propose to replace that national authority, and basic national sovereignty on these important matters, by decisions that would instead be made by international panels, whose members will be appointed by international corporations, which have their own profits at stake in these matters. Consumers and others will be ignored: they will not be represented in the proposed panels. Nor will…

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6 thoughts on “Obama Fights to Spread GMO Foods Throughout Europe

  1. These trade deals are anathema to most people because they are done in secret and they have made serious trade offs which are a threat to our democratic rights. The fact that we have no say in the GMO issue just makes us furious with our leaders. How dare they sell us out!

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