Cheap food imports produced to lower animal welfare standards could put UK farmers at a competitive disadvantage after Brexit, warns a House of Lords committee.
A House of Lords committee has launched an inquiry into the implications of Brexit for farm animal welfare.
Leaving the European Union will not lead to a driving down of British food and farming standards, insists the NFU.
The Pesticides Action Network has launched a campaign calling for support to ensure that EU directives and regulations serve as a baseline for British pesticide laws.
NFU president Meurig Raymond is said to have had "constructive and robust" Brexit talks with Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom.
Former Daily Telegraph environment correspondent Louise Gray says GM crop development should be led by scientists – not by politicians.
Defra minister George Eustice says the UK will review GM crop regulations in preparation for leaving European Union.
Tate & Lyle Sugars says Brexit offers the hope of a repeal of European sugar legislation it says is harming its business.
Brexit means the UK can avoid costly agricultural regulations which would be likely to cause food price rises, argues the Institute of Economic Affairs.