Generation Brexit

Let's keep EU food standards

JForster | 3 weeks ago | in UK's and EU's Common Future

Apparently Liam Fox is open to ignore food and animal welfare standards so that he can get his "very big, very powerful" trade deal with Trump. He's open to putting chlorine washed chicken and meat full of hormones into our market which absolutely gives me the boke. As a consumer I definitely do not want these kind of products on the market. 

Tollak Bowitz 3 weeks ago

Absolutely! And if i'm not mistaken, changing (lowering) UK food standards to create a trade deal with the US will close off the EU market for UK farmers. That being said, we are still, thankfully, far away from a creation of a trade agreement with the US. Instead international trade secretary Liam Fox worked to establish a working group to look at opportunities for the future, so-called 'special relationship' between UK/US.

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Liam Robson 3 weeks ago

Exactly – accept lower US standards and we'll surely have to lower domestic standards to compete, and then we'd lose access to the entire EU market. It's a slippery slope we shouldn't go down. Thankfully the Environment Secretary at least is completely against lowering standards, and is talking about raising standards (e.g. no live animal exports) once we leave instead.

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