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Farming divisions threaten US-EU trade

TPP could be blocked if the two sides cannot agree on measures

The size of a quota on imports of non-hormone-treated US beef is a major worry for British farmers, as it could undercut European beef and depress prices.

Charlie Taverner, Farmers Weekly | May 16, 2014

Disagreements over food and farming could scupper a billion-pound trade deal between Europe and the USA, a House of Lords committee has said.

Talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could be blocked if the two sides cannot agree on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), geographical indication on food labels and limits on US beef imports, peers warned in a report.

They urged the government to try harder to sell the deal’s benefits to the public as it was too good an opportunity to pass up.

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