A leaked version of the European Commission’s communication strategy for overcoming public skepticism about Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP) describes how the public should be educated to have, quoting the document, “a general understanding of what TTIP is (i.e. an initiative that aims at delivering growth and jobs) and what it is not (i.e. an effort to undermine regulation and existing levels of protection in areas like health, safety and the environment).”
How, Moody asks, are incompatible positions going to be reconciled ? Consider the case of “chlorine-washed chicken. In the US, it is permitted to wash chicken carcasses in chlorine water, whereas this is not regarded as safe in the EU.”
Moreover, considering the two most important trade agreements that the US signed, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), he argues that it was has been shown that they did not deliver growth and jobs.