Netherlands - Broad coalition against TTIP - May 31, 2016

Representatives of the farming unions, livestock farmers’ associations and environmental groups have signed a joint declaration against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). According to the declaration TTIP will flood the European market with American agricultural products produced to a lower standard. This will adversely affect the incomes of farmers, the safety of our food, workers’ rights, the quality of the environment and animal welfare. The European market will become unbalanced and this will seriously affect the continuity of the primary agricultural sector in Europe. Unfair competition will force farmers to scale up and family businesses will be closed. Job losses in the supply chain and the processing industry will be inevitable. The working conditions and workers’ wages in the entire agricultural sector will come under even more pressure.

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