The Save British Farming (SBF) campaign group has launched a new banner and poster campaign urging the Government to uphold the UK’s high agricultural standards in the event of any post-Brexit trade deal.
The campaign is based around the “Board of Broken Promises”, which the SBF says symbolises the fact that, while up to 90 per cent of UK consumers are against the lowering of production and animal welfare standards as part of any UK-US trade deal, the Government appears reluctant to commit to adding legal protection for these standards to the Agriculture and Trade Bill.
Farmers and consumers will be able to order posters and banners for their farms, homes and gardens to help spread the message and put pressure on the government.
Some supermarkets have already pledged that they will never sell produce it would be illegal to produce in the UK, such as chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef and the Government has also promised that it will not sign a trade deal that will compromise the UK’s high standards.
However, in May, the Agriculture Bill passed through the House of Lords without amendments designed to enshrine that promise into law.
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