Green standards under pressure as post-Brexit trade talks approach

The UK government’s pledge to uphold high agricultural standards after Brexit has come under fire from US and Australian officials, who have made the case for the controversial food products hormone-treated beef and chlorinated chicken.

In a letter to the Sunday Times, US ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson defended his country’s “safe, nutritious and delicious” agricultural produce, which “should absolutely be included in a US-UK free trade agreement”.

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