European farmers’ organizations claimed on Thursday that current trade talks between the EU and Mercosur could lead to a “total collapse” of the EU beef sector. Read full article
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as an european ,i must say that we can't produce everythings !Mar 05th, 2011 - 10:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
europa ! leave this greediness !!
The EU must look after its own farming interests. After mad cow disease and foot and mouth it would be political suicide for the EU to allow risky meat products into the European market. I'm sure our friends in South America will understand.Mar 05th, 2011 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Mad cow disease had its origin in Europe. So it's European food products that shouldn't be allowed in foreign markets.Mar 05th, 2011 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Growth hormones, veterinary drugs not approved for inclusion in the food chain. South America has them all in their desperate attempt to appear viable. Don't want any of that crap in Europe. Dump it in the ocean. It will save us the trouble. Wouldn't buy anything originating in South America anyway!Mar 05th, 2011 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
3 Yeah but it spread you fool. We don't have it here now and don't want it back.Mar 05th, 2011 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I remember ,few years ago the mad cow disease was appeared in UK .!Mar 05th, 2011 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
lol @ EU, not competitive in anything anymoreMar 05th, 2011 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
china will produce all the manufactured products
south america will produce all the food, minerals, oil
europe will produce nothing and.......sink
6 Dear me, are you for real?Mar 05th, 2011 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
7 Thats why we're aiming to put so much duty on anything coming out of Argentina that we won't need to be competitive.
@TyphoonMar 05th, 2011 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Wouldn't buy anything originating in South America anyway!
That's your problem. But that EU farmers are lobbying to preclude any agreement from being reached, is a proof that a significant part of the EU market would buy South American products. After all, we have a better record in selling foodstuff than you do. Like the EU, Mercosur is a big exporter of food products. But unlike the EU, it has never exported diseases to the world abroad. So go gorge yourself with your contaminated, diseased meat. That will indeed save you some problems - like physical welfare. Just remember, it was your country, the UK, that spread to the world the disease known as the mad cow disease.
I remember ,few years ago the mad cow disease was appeared in UK .!Mar 05th, 2011 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Yes correct, it appeared there many times. Incredible how some clowns here like to deny that.
As an European I want competition, what is good for the consumers. I am also for ending those damn subisidies. It is my tax money, being wasted while the farmers aren't really helped at all.
Growth hormones, veterinary drugs not approved for inclusion in the food chain
Typhoon play station idiot, Educate yourself. In Europe they do the same thing. Grass eating cows from South America is far much better quality (Not wigh GM corn)
8- realMar 05th, 2011 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I live in İstanbul ( ı -i different letters in Turkish)
We import meat from Uruguay , maize for chicken feed , soy bean
from Argentina..some wheat from Brasil.........
I eat them feel myself very healthy !
That's OK Turkey isn't in the EU.Mar 05th, 2011 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Argentinian beef best avoided.
Be serious please be serious !Mar 05th, 2011 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Turkey has been special arrenged member since 1961 in EU not full member..but in the EU's all foreign trade dealings.
Special Arrangement : no contain free movement for job and settlements
inside EU borders.
Who care what EU thinks of our meat anyhow, we are at a point in history that if they refuse to buy the meat we can still sale the methane gas from the wasted and still make a profit from the energy prodused.Mar 06th, 2011 - 08:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Seriously Turkey isn't in the EU. Don't think it ever will be either.Mar 06th, 2011 - 08:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Special arrangements don't allow Turkey to re-export manky Argentinian meat products.
I .... Europe eagerly needs the bioenergy sources of South America.Mar 06th, 2011 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Be serious please be serious !
Türkia directly import carcass meat from Uruguay.
my view is that the EU must be structured at different format not
like as present form....it has 50.000 pages junk and useless regulations
they can't understand and solve the last econ crisis...USA is different model who has many states not like Europe's countries...Euro money
is not realistic technically...they have no global strategical willpower...
clumsy & lazy....
No we don't.Mar 06th, 2011 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Your views are of no interest and don't count.
not only Turkey,respectively that UK,Netherland ,Italy ,Spain,Germany have beef imports from Uruguay.Mar 06th, 2011 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
yul, to be precisely Germany, Netherlands and Belgium already import beef from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. It's just that those ugly potato heads from that banana republic called Ireland are scared for competition, and they know their quality is crap. Competition is good for us consumers in the EU. period.Mar 06th, 2011 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Fido ---Mar 06th, 2011 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Ireland Economy is ruined which is worse than once Iceland !
#16 Arquero tells the truth , EU has deep problems especially
relevant to peripheral economies.
let it collapse, food will always still grow of the ground in south america who cares if EU doesn't want to eat it they don't have to, and to makes it easyer for them to give it up mercosur should have high taxes to pay for the water EU mining corporates pollute in latinamerica, arsenic acid anyone ??.Mar 06th, 2011 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The absurd structure of european subsidies for food-producing in the EU has been draining exhausts vaults there. Crisis is elsewhere around.Mar 06th, 2011 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Possible reactions: absurd protectionism that is exampled in a pair of short sighted comments above, or some kind of partnership with genuine producers, for example LatAm./Australia/SouthAfrica.
The first one, probably will deteriorate more their few opportunities for exporting industrialized goods from EU.
Growth hormones, veterinary drugs not approved for inclusion in the food chain. South America has them all in their desperate attempt to appear “viable”. Don't want any of that crap in Europe. Dump it in the ocean. It will save us the trouble. Wouldn't buy anything originating in South America anyway!Mar 07th, 2011 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I will not buy any crap from uk.Meat from uk=Mad cow disease=crazy brit typhoon
Let typhoon pay the 8.9 trillion dolar debt.
I will send you a tsunami( do not worry you are gettin one)
Brits ate meat from Argentina,for the last 200 years
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