The government must not allow farming standards to slip or be undermined by bad trade deals after Brexit, the National Farmers’ Union has said in a reference to fears that food standards will be sacrificed to seal deals with the US.
Those who advocate a “cheap food policy” should bear in mind the price that is paid in terms of standards, traceability of produce and shifting the environmental impact to other countries, the NFU’s president will say at the union’s annual conference where delegates and politicians including the environment secretary, Michael Gove, will meet on Tuesday.
Anything to maintain he subsidies. Including insisting upon certain standards that can only be met through subsidy…..
Better by far to open the floodgates. And those who want those higher standards can pay for them, those who don’t also have the choice.