2017-07-24 11:08:11 UTC
to feed its own people at a reasonable cost??
US trade deal
A Cabinet split over whether to allow the import of controversial "chlorine
washed" chicken could cause a major stumbling block in Liam Fox's trade
talks with the US today.
Dr Fox wants to allow the import of poultry treated with a chlorine wash
process, which is currently banned under EU rules.
It is more than one-fifth cheaper than British chicken, and has been deemed
safe by the European Food Safety Authority, despite the EU ban.
The American Farming Association has been clear that any free trade deal
must include agriculture, and that chlorine-washed chicken, hormone-fed beef
and genetically modified crops must be approved for export to the UK.