Vytenis Andriukaitis, the European Union's commissioner for health and food safety, has stated that Europeans are worried about the lowering of food standards through the United States-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
He has stated, "Cloning and hormone-treated beef and chlorinating chicken are prohibited by us. ...We do not negotiate our standards. Not with food, not in health care and not to protect the environment." Given TTIP would impact those standards, he has commented, "I don't see a safe majority for this yet."
The Council of Canadians has been highlighting that Europeans should have similar concerns about the erosion of their food standards through the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).