Sustain flag up the risks that we need to navigate in the new trade relationships the UK will be forging in the years to come after today's announcement outlining a new Trade Bill.
Vicki Hird, Sustain Campaign Coordinator, on the statement by Prime Minister Theresa May MP on the Trade White Paper, says:
“We don’t want to see our school dinners, hospital meals and supermarket shelves filled with cut price food and chlorine-rinsed, hormone-filled meat that puts our health at risk and threatens local farms, jobs and industries. The Trade Bill needs to signal to new trading partners that we will not swap high British food standards for bargain bin imports. We call on the Government to guarantee that our democratically elected MPs have the right to scrutinise and reject deals that have been negotiated by Dr Fox. He has already indicated he’s happy to feast on chlorine-washed chicken."
"This White Paper, in defining the nature of government Trade policy, will have a huge impact on our food and farming industry. We must preserve the high health and safety, environment, labour and animal welfare standards we currently have or are developing and should not undermine UK farmers by exposing them to cheaper imports produced to lower standards.”
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