Britain should abandon tariffs on American and Argentinian meat products after Brexit to bring consumer food prices down, according to a leading rightwing thinktank.
Policy Exchange said the UK should phase out tariffs on agricultural products, saying they raise prices and complicate trade deals.
But critics say doing so would pave the way for hormone-treated beef or chlorine-washed chickens, currently banned under EU law, to reach British supermarket shelves.
The report, Farming Tomorrow, says post-Brexit Britain should grasp the first opportunity in 40 years to steer agricultural policy and give consumer interests “proper emphasis”.
(Source: The Guardian)