Brexit ‘will not lead to fall in standards’, says NFU president

Leaving the European Union will not lead to a driving down of British food and farming standards, insists the NFU.

NFU president Meurig Raymond was speaking while visiting the Energy Now renewable energy expo at the International Centre, Telford, Shropshire.

The volume of exports from British farmers onto the continent meant it would be “impossible” for farmers and growers to cut standards after Brexit, he said.

“Farmers voted for Brexit on the back of the prospect of deregulation,” said Mr Raymond.

(Source: Shropshire Star)

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