Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Issue: Environmental and Social Justice
Program Topic: Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission presents testimony on impacts of proposed Trans-Atlantic Trade Agreement with European Union
Key Discussion Points:
a) Last week, Maine Rep. Sharon Treat traveled to the Arlington, VA to give testimony on the potential impacts of the currently proposed Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment partnership Agreement (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union.
b) Rep Treat’s presentation was entitled : “Is a Food Fight Inevitable? Preventing Conflicts with Sub Central Food Procurement, Labeling and Consumer Protections”
c) The Commission has made it clear to the US Trade Representative that proposals in the agreement could effect Maine policy, including consumer product safety, environmental protections, work to strengthen the local food movement and Maine’s new GMO labeling law.
Maine State Representative Sharon Treat, ( D-House District 79), co-chair of Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission