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Trade deal to eliminate right to save seeds?

Canadian Biotechnology Action Network - Apr. 19 - 2010 Trade deal to eliminate right to save seeds? MEDIA RELEASE – For Immediate Release April 19, 2010 Trade Justice Network releases secret draft of Canada-European Union free trade agreement, makes demands of Canadian and European governments Ottawa, April 19 – As the third round of Canada-European Union free trade negotiations commence the newly formed Trade Justice Network today publicly released the draft text of the proposed Canada-European Union Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – the most significant bilateral trade negotiation since the NAFTA. The network is raising serious concerns about the agreement’s potential impact on public and environmental policy, and public services in both Canada and Europe, among other issues, and has outlined a set of demands that must be met before negotiations are allowed to continue. Controversial provisions in the draft text would open Canada’s telecommunications sector to full f