The U.K. will set up a new commission to inform its post-Brexit agricultural policy, bowing to pressure from British farmers and potentially complicating trade negotiations with the U.S.
Trade secretary agrees to set up a commission to oversee trade deals amid growing concern over chlorinated chicken imports.
ONLY a quarter of Scottish farmers are optimistic about the impact Brexit will have on the industry, a survey has found.
Supermarket boss says it would be 'wrong' to keep high standards at home and import lower quality food from abroad
Explosive leaked trade papers show NHS, chlorinated chicken already on table in US trade talks 27/11/2019
'Trade campaigners have welcomed the release of leaked papers detailing trade talks between the Trump administration and British government officials, which show the US government pushing Britain into as hard a Brexit as possible because they see this as the best way of benefitting the US economy. This comes at the expense of standards, protections and livelihoods in Britain.'
Nothing to see here - Chris Grey 19/06/2020
'The Brexiters have no more idea in private than they do in public about what they are doing. Predictions based upon their concealed intent project on to them a competence they simply don’t possess.'
Demands for prime minister to reveal if dangers listed in ‘no-deal readiness report’ last autumn are still real – and whether they have grown because of pandemic.
Air pollution enforcement and chemical regulations could be undermined after UK leaves EU, say campaigners.
WHEN asked whether US food standards would ever be accepted in post-Brexit Britain, the unequivocal response from Cabinet Minister Michael Gove was “over my dead body”.
Minister warns of serious impact for food producers, especially vulnerable beef sector.
The United Kingdom will delay the introduction of border checks on imports from the European Union by as much as six months in a bid to avoid piling on the pain for British business and choking off vital food supplies.
A UK-US trade deal is highly unlikely to be approved before the US election in November, according to Donald Trump’s chief trade representative.
Which? raises alarm after Boris Johnson dumped promised ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef, to strike quickfire agreement with Donald Trump
Carolyn Fairbairn says many businesses cannot prepare for no deal during Covid-19 crisis.
The UK should not let its pesticide standards slip during US trade talks – they will not be relinquished without consequences 09/06/2020
The decisions made in these trade talks will define the health of the UK’s population as well as the country’s environment and economy for years to come.
Concern is growing among farmers and unions about the importation of lower quality food to the UK, post-Brexit.
Chlorinated chicken is just the start. The government intends to rip up food standards, public services and public protections.
Brexit risks triggering a race to the bottom 08/06/2020
If the government accepts chlorinated chicken, other nations will sense its desperation and our reputation will be shot.
‘Disorderly’ no-deal Brexit will strain food supply chain even more than coronavirus, MPs warned 05/06/2020
‘The focus of retailers now is 100 per cent on what’s going to happen on 1 January’
No-deal Brexit will ‘cause food shortages worse than coronavirus panic buying’ - The Grocer 05/06/2020
Failure to reach a Brexit deal with Europe will lead to much worse food shortages than the coronavirus panic buying crisis: this was the stark warning made to MPs today by Andrew Opie, director of food at the British Retail Consortium.
Boris Johnson facing backlash after scrapping pledge to keep chlorinated chicken out of British supermarkets 04/06/2020
Government accused of not standing up to Donald Trump’s trade negotiators.
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.
As the UK begins to negotiate trade deals with countries around the world, do you want the food you eat to continue to be produced to the world leading standards you’ve come to expect? Sign our food standards petition and ask the UK government to ensure all food imports are produced to the same high standards as British farmers.
A timeline of events shows how the UK easily folded to American pressure, Jon Stone reports.
If Britain wants a trade deal with the US, it must accept American food standards, including those allowing genetic modification and chicken to be washed in chlorine, the head of America’s farming lobby has said.