Act now to save our food
The UK is in ongoing trade talks with the US, who, along with other nations are pushing to be able to import lower-standard food into the UK.
The government has made commitments to protect our food standards. But we’re concerned how easily these standards could be changed with little scrutiny.
The government has not included its assurances to protect food standards in the Trade or Agriculture Bills. This is disappointing and concerning.
Stand up to US pressure
If the US gets its way in negotiations, food and meat produced in ways we don’t currently permit could be imported into the UK within months of a deal being signed.
US negotiators also appear likely to oppose the labelling of US products imported into the UK.
This would lead to a situation where you would not be able to tell if food products were from the US.
It would also be very difficult for people to know if lower-quality imported ingredients were in food sold in canteens, cafes and restaurants or in processed foods.
We’re demanding the UK government stand firm against pressure from the US and other future trade partners – and put their commitments to protect food into law: in either the Trade or Agriculture Bill.
Sign the petition to save our food standards.