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Slovak food producers call on cabinet to reject TTIP trade deal

* Food producers are worried that it will lead to the EU market being flooded with genetically modified organisms

Slovakia should join Austria and France in their demands that negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the USA should be halted, the Slovak Food Chamber (PKS) stated on Monday, September 12.

PKS noted that TTIP has met resistance from the public, governments and parliaments of both Austria and France. The controversial deal will reduce consumer protection as well as the safety of foodstuffs, it claimed as cited by the TASR newswire.

PKS has been pointing to the risks of TTIP since the start of negotiations. TTIP is aimed at eliminating barriers to free trade and at the free movement of goods and services, but PKS is worried that it will lead to the EU market being flooded with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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