EU-US trade: health, environment and climate are not negotiable

20 February 2020

We joined more than 100 civil society organisations from across Europe to denounce the European Commission's statements on EU-US trade talks, which put our health, climate and environment at risk. EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan has recently been confronted with US demands to weaken EU safety rules on pesticide residues in food, chemical treatment of poultry ('chlorinated chicken'), and GMOs. Instead of pledging to uphold hard-won safety standards, the Commissioner has implied they can be relaxed in order to appease the Trump administration.