In headlines today, we report that Japan is offering to slash protections for domestic meat products as part of ongoing negotiations with the United States over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which involves 12 countries and 40 percent of the global economy.
On Wednesday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticized the secretive nature of trade talks. "So the question is, why are the trade talks secret? You’ll love this answer. Boy, the things you learn on Capitol Hill. I actually have had supporters of the deal say to me 'They have to be secret, because if the American people knew what was actually in them, they would be opposed.'" #TPP #news