Mad Cows, Fat Cats, and Chlorinated Chickens: NFFC protests TAFTA

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Blog, Releases |

This week has been a jam packed week here in DC. In addition to the Appropriations process and a few conferences (more on those later), the fifth round of negotiations for the EU-US trade deal (TAFTA, the TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement, or TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) happened on the George Mason University School of Law campus. As part of our work through the Citizens Trade Campaign, we participated in a press...

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GOAT Letter on the House Appropriations process

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Letters |

Please read our sign-on letter on the House Appropriations process. This letter was written by members of the Getting Our Act Together group, including the Rural Coalition, Community Food & Justice Coalition, Farmers Veteran Coalition, Federation of Southern Cooperatives Rural Training and Research Center, National Alliance of Farmworker Women, National Hmong American Farmers, Inc., National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association,...

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Save Our Safeguards: An Update on the TAFTA Negotiations

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Blog |

This week has been a busy week in DC. The TAFTA negotiators were in town and NFFC, along with other members of the Citizens Trade Campaign, greeted them on gray Monday morning.     Apparently the USTR wasn’t too keen on us asking the negotiators to stand up for democracy and leak the TAFTA text, so they called Homeland Security on us… That afternoon, Citizens Trade Campaign hosted a telepress conference. Articles appeared...

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Food Safety Modernization Act Update

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Blog, Letters |

Please read this Food Safety Modernization Act sign-on letter in defense of the Tester-Hagan exemption. It was submitted to the USDA as a formal comment on FSMA to both the Produce Safety and the Preventive Controls rule.

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