The government must not allow farming standards to slip or be undermined by bad trade deals after Brexit, says the NFU.
NFU president Meurig Raymond made the remark in a reference to fears that UK food standards will be sacrificed to seal deals with the US, reports The Guardian.
Those who advocate a “cheap food policy” should also bear in mind the price paid in product traceability and shifting the environmental impact to other countries, he will tell the union’s annual conference on Tuesday (20 February).
Meurig Raymond will also tell Defra secretary Michael Gove that farmers “must have frictionless trade with the EU” after Brexit.
(Source: The Guardian)