Trade secretary agrees to set up a commission to oversee trade deals amid growing concern over chlorinated chicken imports.
Nearly 400,000 people sign British farmers' petition to ban 'low quality' US food imports after Brexit 04/06/2020
A campaign to ban cheap, low-quality food imports from the US in a post-Brexit trade deal has amassed well over 350,000 signatures.
Union and consumer groups warn post-Brexit trade policy must hold food imports to same standards as UK.
Farmers are waking up to the effect Brexit could have on their industry, says PETER HETHERINGTON.
"opening our ports, shelves & fridges to food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt..." - Minette Batters, NFU 26/02/2020
"To sign up to a trade deal which results in opening our ports, shelves & fridges to food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt, it would be the work of the insane."
Boris Johnson faces angry backlash from farmers after dismissing post-Brexit food fears as ‘mumbo jumbo’ 25/02/2020
Prime minister told that allowing in ‘food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt, it would be the work of the insane’
UK farmers 'betrayed' by government's Brexit tariff plans that risk flooding UK with lower-quality imported food 08/10/2019
British goods face tariffs of up to 60 per cent while many imports won't be charged any under latest Tory plans.
No-Deal Brexit Tariffs Will 'Destroy' British Firms And 'Betray' Farmers, Say Industry Leaders 08/10/2019
Labour says the government "fiddling while Rome burns" as business groups complain they were ignored.
British farmers fear they could go out of business following a post-Brexit trade deal with the US, the National Farmers Union has told the BBC.
No-deal Brexit is ‘fraught with risk’ and ‘everybody should be worried’, says former top civil servant 08/07/2019
‘Everybody should be worried about what happens in a no-deal situation,’ Philip Rycroft says in interview with BBC Panorama.
No-deal Brexit could cause mass slaughter of UK lambs as end of European trade spells ‘disaster’ for farmers 08/07/2019
No deal ‘cannot be allowed to happen’, Minette Batters says.
“That means that you will have many farmers going out of business and indeed you would have to look at slaughtering quite a large percentage of the national sheep flock.”
NFU’s Minette Batters says ‘inept parliament’ forcing firms to spend millions to prepare.