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Will European Requirements for Labeling GMO Foods Survive New Trade Negotiations?

(140) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 8:16 PM

This week U.S. and European negotiators will begin secret talks that could bargain away a key element in American resistance to GMO foods. The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), also referred to as a Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), will focus on "normalizing" regulatory practices that business interests...

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Improving Governance Through Budget Transparency

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2012 | 6:11 PM

A secondary result of the fiscal crises now spooling out in the United States and Europe will be greater scrutiny of the efficacy of public expenditures. Nowhere is this likely to have greater impact than in foreign aid and development assistance, as countries demand greater accountability for each dollar or...

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