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The US ambassador to Britain has said that British farmers need to embrace chlorinated chicken, ahead of Brexit talks between Donald Trump and Boris Johnson's teams.
‘This is clearly an attempt to make it harder for the public and parliament to ensure protections are not traded away’
Philip Hammond - Tariff free trade deals would only contribute a tiny amount to our GDP... so we must quash "this myth that third country trade deals will solve all our problems"
On Feb 28, 2019, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published the US negotiating position on a post-Brexit US–UK trade deal. USTR made clear that the UK must abandon the EU's high food safety, animal welfare, and environmental protection standards as a condition for agreeing the kind of deal many Brexiteers desire.
Experts are worried British food standards will be lowered to accommodate a trade deal with the US.
The NFU has said everything must to be done to avoid a no deal Brexit, and the catastrophic impact this could have on British farming.
This story originated with a false declaration by the head of the European election candidate list for France's far-right Rassemblement National party, previously known as the Front National. ... Actually, none of these products are commercially available in the EU, neither home-grown nor as imports.
The EU has opposed brutal animal welfare and rampant tech monopolies. Post-Brexit Britain will be exposed to both.
A new report sounds the death knell for Britain’s farms in the event of no deal. It’s not the vision our farmers were sold
Boris Johnson’s new trade secretary will be tasked with negotiating as many new trade deals as possible. Here are some fault-lines expected to emerge over the coming months.
Lobbyists for the American meat industry have urged the US government to demand Britain drop antibiotics restrictions and the ban on ractopamine-fed pork as part of any post-Brexit trade deal.
Soil Association raises concerns over chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef.
UK-US trade agreement was always going to be a tough sell. American Ambassador Woody Johnson’s comment to Andrew Marr on Sunday that healthcare would need to be on the table in any future trade talks only served to make agreeing a fully-fledged deal all the more difficult.
Industry draws link between politicians’ talk of crashing out of EU and firms losing clients. / A no-deal Brexit will be “commercial suicide” with tens of thousands of jobs already lost in the UK because of the political uncertainty, manufacturing representatives have said.
Historian Sir Simon Schama has warned that Donald Trump is a president "ready to pounce" in the event of a no-deal Brexit as he criticised the US ambassador.
Dispatches goes undercover in a major US poultry processing plant to investigate chlorinated chicken, which is being pushed as part of a post-Brexit US trade deal
Just in time for Trump’s UK visit, Channel 4’s Dispatches looked at the food standard implications of a post-Brexit trade deal with the US. It wasn’t a pretty sight.
A Channel 4 dispatches documentary found employees contaminating packaged chicken with raw meat.
It is one of the starkest of all Brexit contradictions. The most strident supporters of the project want to leave the EU because it imposes demands upon the UK, but then also secure a trade deal with the US which would involve accepting a whole new set of obligations.
British governments have 'consistently shown that they are both unwilling and unable to stand up to giant multinational companies', says Jo Swinson. / Fears about chlorinated chicken in UK shops after Brexit have been dismissed by a US food official – as he revealed poultry is now being washed in acetic acid instead.
'There’s been no argument about food safety on chlorine-washed chicken – it’s been an argument about animal welfare'. / The UK could accept chlorinated chicken in a post-Brexit trade deal with the US without cutting food standards, Liam Fox has claimed.
Farming and industry groups seek government assurances for consumers and UK farmers.
A butcher shop in London. For decades, farmers have been able to sell cuts that Britons shun in Europe, but Brexit could change that.
While Americans insist the practice of washing chicken in chlorine is completely safe, critics argue it can be used to compensate for poor hygiene or contamination at other stages of the production process.