Trade rules for poultry and pork: safe for whom?

About the webinar

One of the flashpoints in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks is the pressure to bring EU standards to U.S. levels in ways that expand the use of industrial agriculture despite the risks to human and animal health and worker safety. A range of issues are on the table including the EU's refusal to allow imports of chicken rinsed in chlorine and other harsh chemicals and the use of Ractopamine in pork production. Please join us for a webinar to learn about the trade, food safety and labor rights issues involved in this debate. This is the first in a series of webinars on TTIP, agriculture and food systems.

Speakers include:

Dr. Steve Suppan, from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy(U.S.)
Tom Fritzsche from the Southern Poverty Law Center (U.S.)
Camille Perrin from the Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs(BEUC)
The webinar will be moderated by Robert Pederson from the ARC2020 coalition.

Presentation Slides


Thomas Fritzsche JD

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Tom Fritzsche is a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Immigration Justice Clinic. He graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2009 and magna cum laude from Amherst College in…

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Robert Pederson


Robert Pederson is Food Policy Coordinator at ARC 2020. The main focus of this work to advocate for a healthy, equitable, sustainable food system in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and…

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Camille Perrin

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

Camille Perrin is the Senior Food Policy Officer at The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).

Steve Suppan, Ph.D.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Steve Suppan has been a policy analyst at IATP since 1994. Much of Steve's work is to explain U.S. agriculture, trade and food safety policy to foreign governments and nongovernmental…

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