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Rome protesters march against planned EU-US free trade deal


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Rome protesters march against planned EU-US free trade deal

Protesters took to the streets of Rome on Saturday to say ‘No’ to TTIP, the sweeping free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.

Critics claim it will lower food safety and environmental standards. In Europe, there is widespread opposition to allowing more imports of US agricultural products due to concerns about genetically modified foods.





Supporters however insist that the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will boost growth and create jobs.

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