MPs to investigate TTIP trade deal’s impact on environmental protections

Emilio Cogliani

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the contentious transatlantic free trade agreement over fears it could weaken rules to protect food and the environment

The impact of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal on environmental protections in Europe is to be investigated by the UK parliament. MPs are to examine if the agreement could weaken regulations on chemical and pesticide use, oil and gas extraction and genetically modified food.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a planned free trade agreement between the European Union and the US, which its backers say will boost both economies.

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from Environment | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1xLSwT7

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