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  •  Concerns raised by Congresswoman DELAURO (2+ / 0-)
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    DELAURO: FOOD SAFETY CRITICAL ISSUE IN UPCOMING TRADE TALKS

    http://delauro.house.gov/...

    “The food safety issues raised by the TPP FTA negotiations are expansive and in many instances already controversial. Failure to deal with these issues during the negotiations will only create more opposition to a prospective agreement,” said Congresswoman DeLauro. “I therefore urge you to act in the interest of public health and maintain the United States’ strong leadership on food safety by making the health of Americans our top priority in this week’s negotiations in Chicago and beyond.”

    You can read her letter to TPP negotiator at the link above

    I found this here

    http://www.citizen.org/...

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 12:19:58 PM PST

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    •  Seems like a stretch (2+ / 0-)
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      The key part of the Delauro letter was talking about "equivalence" on standards, which, after googling, looks like it's just a way for an exporter to meet the safety standards in a similar, but not exact way listed in the regulations.  Makes good sense to me, actually.  There doesn't seem to be anything in there about strong safety regulations being ruled as illegal trade barriers.  But if you have the legal language in the TPP on this, it would be great if you would post it.

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