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Commission must come clean on GM lobbying on TTIP- Lynn Boylan MEP

6 July, 2015 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

Reacting to emails obtained by the Corporate Europe Observatory, Sinn Feín MEP, Lynn Boylan today said,

‘In spite of the European Commission’s many attempts to play down the TTIP threat to EU regulation of GM products, these emails reveal that meetings between GM lobbyists and the Commission reps have taken place and ‘seed trade issues’ were discussed.

‘The US has been crystal clear in its intentions to weaken GMO laws in Europe and these revelations merely confirm citizens’ fears that the Commission’s actions in the TTIP negotiations are at the behest of corporate influence rather than representing their views.

‘The Commission’s claims that EU laws on GMOs will not be touched are increasingly looking deceiving and weak and it should come clean on what exactly was discussed or promised in these meetings.

‘As the European Parliament prepares to vote on TTIP this week, this is yet another reason why I will be voting no to a trade deal which is being negotiated on behalf of industries and not the people of Europe.’

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