Trade deals must protect British farmers, public says

July 14, 2021 Farmers Weekly 0 Comments

Consumers want UK farmers to be protected from being undercut by cheaper, sub-standard food imports in any future trade deals, according to a new survey.

The OnePoll Farmer Favourability Survey, commissioned by the National Farmers Union (NFU), polled 2,000 adults across England and Wales between 17 and 22 June.

The results showed 84% want environmental farming standards for imports to at least match those of the UK – and as many (86%) felt it is important that animal welfare standards also match our own.  Read More.

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