About the webinar

On June 16, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack cautioned European Union members against raising health or safety risks when banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The debate over GMOs is intensifying as agribusiness on both sides of the Atlantic attempt to weaken standards on genetically modified organisms and their labeling through a new trade agreement.

For civil society movements in the EU and the U.S., labeling is a burning issue. Labeling campaigns are already underway in 26 U.S. states. In the EU, civil society is fighting the introduction of new varieties and imports of GM feed. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the forum where corporate interests seek to derail these movements. Please join us for a webinar to learn about the trade, food safety and consumer issues involved in this debate.


Mute Schimpf, Food Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe
Debbie Barker, International Director at the Center for Food Safety
Jaydee Hanson, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Food Safety

The webinar will be moderated by Karen Hansen-Kuhn at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

Presentation Slides


Debbie Barker

Center for Food Safety

Debbie Barker catalyzes and facilitates cooperative collaborations—projects, publications, etc.—with diverse constituencies including non-governmental organizations, philanthropic community,…

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Karen Hansen-Kuhn

Karen Hansen-Kuhn

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Karen Hansen-Kuhn has been working on trade and economic justice since the beginning of the NAFTA debate. She has published articles on U.S. trade and agriculture policies, the impacts of U.S.…

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Jaydee Hanson

Center for Food Safety

Jaydee Hanson works as the senior policy analyst for the Center for Food Safety on emerging technology issues related to nanotechnology, synthetic biology, animal cloning and animal genetic…

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Mute Schimpf

Friends of the Earth Europe

Mute Schimpf is a Food Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe.

Posted June 8, 2014