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A food policy worthy of the name: are healthy food and trade compatible?

By George Thurley The author is Policy Officer for Healthy Trade and Food, Drink and Agriculture at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). He works on EPHA’s Food, Drink and Agriculture and Trade for Health campaigns, helping to advance healthy European food and trade systems. George has experience working to create positive change in European Union …

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TACD calls on Facebook to disclose its psych research for youth ad targeting

Today, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) joined a coalition of 25 groups, including 14 of its member organisations, in signing a letter to the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, calling for an immediate release of documents describing the corporation’s collection and analysis of psychological information about teen users. The letter comes after The Australian newspaper revealed …

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Urgent Care: Preventing Human Resistance to Antibiotics

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by Steve Suppan Last month, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) hosted an event on Consumer Health and Antimicrobial Resistance in Washington DC. In this guest blog, Steve Suppan, Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and U.S. Co-Chair of the TACD Food Policy Committee, shares his thoughts on the event. Perhaps it has happened to …

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Let’s Move Away from a Fossilised Vision of the Consumer Benefits of Trade

Panel on re-thinking trade policies: a consumer agenda for trade at the TACD Multi-stakeholder Forum in Washington D.C., March 2017

by Susan Grant Last week, consumer groups in the EU and US met in Washington DC for the 17th TACD Annual Meeting. In this guest blog, Susan Grant, Director of Consumer Protection and Privacy, Consumer Federation of America and member of the TACD Steering Committee, shares her impressions. Though consumer advocates have made much progress in advancing …

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TACD Launches Vision for a Positive Consumer Agenda: New Rules for the Global Economy

Trade agreements — their scope, transparency and legitimacy — must now be re-imagined. Today, at the 17th TACD Annual Forum in Washington DC, we launch our vision for a positive consumer agenda. We provide a series of recommendations, proposing how regulatory cooperation measures outside of trade agreements can improve transatlantic markets for consumers and how, and with …

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