As the Agriculture Bill returns to Parliament for MPs to vote on, consumers vote overwhelming to uphold current UK food standards. A Which? survey has found consumers are strongly opposed to food produced to lower standards being allowed into the UK.
We eat salad leaves washed in chlorine, so why are we so averse to chicken treated in the same way? Here we explain the difference between the two, and the reasoning behind our concerns.
Which? investigates the differences between food and farming standards between the UK and countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US, Japan and India ahead of trade deals being negotiated and finalised.
As trade deal discussions continue Which? is calling on the government to clarify its position on protecting UK food standards and maintain the ban on chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef.
Hormone-treated beef, pigs and chlorinated chicken could soon be on the menu and supermarket shelves, if the government uses Britain's food standards as a bargaining chip in negotiations with the US.