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New restrictions on administering drugs to healthy animals come into force across EU to tackle critical overuse, but UK fails to follow suit.
The UK’s trade agreement with Australia led to British farmers and associations voicing concerns about unfair competition and a lowering of food standards.
"I don’t think they kept their promises before Brexit, they promised things to all men. It’s a huge betrayal," one farmer told TLE.
Expert coalition urges ministers to abandon ‘behind closed doors’ trade policy and include public health and green voices on its trade commission.
Ministers have refused to sign safeguards, potentially spelling disaster for farmers after Brexit.
UK foreign secretary has said EU invite for Covid-19 scheme was sent to old email address.
Rishi Sunak accidentally votes against government, but ministers see off attempt to uphold food standards in post-Brexit trade deals.
"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."
EU-Mercosur deal in trouble, following Wallonia’s previous rejection of EU-Canada deal.
Campaigners say next government must clamp down to avoid risks to human health.
In a move designed to slow the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” in human health linked to farms, a few days ago the European Parliament approved restrictions on the use of antimicrobials in healthy livestock.
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.