Farmers brought their tractors to Westminster to protest about threats to the UK food standards ahead of the Agriculture Bill’s return to the Lords on Thursday.
Around 20 vehicles slowly made their way through the streets around Parliament in a noisy demonstration.
Demonstrators and Campaigners from Save British Farming dressed as fruit and vegetables to highlight their concerns about the risk of food standards being lowered and the potential importation of chlorinated chicken and antibiotic-filled meat in the pursuit of a trade deal with the United States. Environment Secretary George Eustice and International Trade Secretary Liz Truss have insisted the Government remains “firmly committed to upholding our high environmental, food safety and animal welfare standards outside the EU”.
Despite the promises, however, legal protections for food standards are not included Agriculture Bill or the Trade Bill.
SBF says this is their inaugural event and ate planning a summer of activities to highlight “how together we can save Britain from chlorinated chicken and hormone-fuelled beef”.
National Farmers Union (NFU) president Minette Batters said her union is committed to maintaining British farming’s high standards and preventing them from being undermined by imports of food produced to standards that would be illegal in the UK
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