British scientists say the EU is allowing our food to be pumped full of potentially dangerous additives that have unknown long-term consequences.
Scientists fear the EU’s European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) is too eager to approve additives such as the controversial sweetener aspartame, which has been linked to increased rates of cancer, and are failing to consider the long term impact of additives on the human body.
Health campaigners say potentially dangerous food additives that are banned in the US are being allowed for use in British products because of ‘lax’ EU rules and the “weakness” of the UK’s Food Standards Authority (FSA).
Running our own policy – or even adopting the American one, would be a useful benefit of Brexit then?
Why don’t we get on with it?