Brexit food fears ease as government pledges to give trade watchdog more teeth

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Farmers protest food standards policy with pumpkins on Parliament Square | Credit: Landworkers Alliance
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Farmers protest food standards policy with pumpkins on Parliament Square | Credit: Landworkers Alliance

Government pledges to give Trade and Agriculture Commission ability to scrutinise post-Brexit trade deals, but campaigns warn amendment to legislation falls short of formally banning products such as chlorinated chicken from the UK

The government has finally taken steps that could block chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef from British supermarket shelves, in a victory for farmers, environmentalists, and animal welfare campaigners...

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