Our food standards campaign: The journey so far

Farming Family Clotton Hall Dairy the Cookes_66083

Here at Countryside, we champion food, farming and rural life and are part of the wider NFU which represents over 47,000 British farmers.

These farming families are proud to produce our nation's tasty, high quality and affordable food, that's safe traceable and produced to high animal welfare and environmental standards. But they're only able to do this if they can compete fairly with the rest of world.

That's why we need the UK Government to put laws in place that prevent imports of food that is produced in ways that are illegal here in the UK.

The story so far:

January 2020: As Brexit looms, we lead the charge on trade and standards asks

The NFU mobilised a huge coalition of farming, environmental, animal welfare and public health organisations to write a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask that high British food standards are protected in future trade deals.

February 2020: Our petition gets underway

A month later we launched our petition, calling on the UK Government to put laws in place that prevent imports of food that is produced in ways that are illegal in the UK.

May 2020: National conversation sparks petition momentum

When a national conversation on food standards took place in the press and on social media, we used this opportunity to push the petition and saw the number of signatures increase to 50,000.

May 2020: The power of celebrity

Chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister in the Mail on Sunday as part of the newspaper's 'Save Our Family Farms' campaign, asking him to prevent 'opening the floodgates to a whole raft of low-quality food that would normally be illegal in the UK'.  A video he posted on Facebook sparked an overwhelming response from the British public. Delia Smith followed suit a few days later, urging her fans to sign our petition and bolstering support for our campaign even further.

June 2020: Taking the extra step

We invited those people who took the time to sign our petition, to email their MP. 78,000 people took this action and called on their MP for the establishment of a Trade, Food and Farming Standards commission.

June 2020: Our petition hits one million signatures

More than a million people pledged their support for our petition by 18 June. It is the clearest indication yet that the British public does not want to see food on their supermarket shelves, or in their restaurants and cafes, that falls below the standards British farmers adhere to.

June 2020: You have your say

With more than half a million Back British Farming campaign supporters, here's what people are telling us about the future of British food and farming. Join in the conversation.

June 2020: Government answers our calls for a Commission

The UK Government answers our calls for a Trade, Food and Farming Standards Commission to advise on the best ways to maintain high food production standards in any future trade deals. See what Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss said about what the Commission will do.

September 2020:

Jamie Oliver launches a new campaign which highlights how trade deals that are currently being negotiated will impact on the food on our plates for years to come. He's joined by Joe Wicks, Anita Rani and a host of well-known faces. Take a look.

1 November 2020:

After extensive campaigning by the NFU, the government agreed to put in law a system that means each new free trade deal will be scrutinised by parliament for its impact on animal welfare and British farming before it’s ratified. This is why an official Trade and Agriculture Commission is a victory for British farming and the future of food on our plates.

Stay up to date with our food standards campaign by subscribing to our monthly Back British Farming newsletter.

Plus, you'll find lots of ways you can back British farmers, get news from our army of food producers and a whole host of seasonal recipes. 

Sign up here

Last edited: 05 November 2020 at 16:14

Have your say

Kevin Ashton - 20/09/2020 23:45:42

As a chef and food writer I want as many UK residents to help protect our food standards from cheap America GM imports, but i don't understand why the Which campaign, the NFU campaign, the Greenpeace campaign and any other petition organisers with the same aim of Save UK Food Standards can not come together in a coalition and thus have ONE petition with 2-3 million signatures. Politicians have become jaded and blasé to petitions from well meaning organisations who seem unwilling to coalesce for the Greater Good! If there are 4-5 petitions out there, then vested interests who want the trade deal will say that a small number of people signed all of the petitions.

Serena Liuni - 16/09/2020 20:41:23

Yes, let’s pressure the UK Government to listen to us! No rubbish agricultural products to invade this country. I’m a native Italian - naturalised British and I really don’t want to see any miserable trade agreement with US and not only that jeopardise the quality of the food we eat.

sylvia bruce - 11/09/2020 09:06:32

We absolutely must keep up the pressure. We must not allow British Farming standards to be compromised or lowered in any way.

Kym Craig - 18/07/2020 17:51:02

I am living in Scotland, working on a PhD, but I am originally from America. I hate that this is a truth, but you absolutely do not want American food here. I had no idea how much better food could be, and how much healthier I could be. I'm an avid runner, so I notice little changes in my body/diet. It's all been positive changes with the food here. So, from a first hand experience of the difference, I promise you, you want to keep your food standards as they are now.

Cecilia Moss - 10/07/2020 11:51:17

British standards are famous for hygiene and the Quality is outstanding, also it is local to Great Britain so no carting animals hundreds of miles which is scary and cruel. We must support Great Britain now more than ever. Whether its high-quality meat or fruit and veg we can't go wrong also go the markets it's a marvellous day out and you get to speak to the people who know all about the products they sale. They also sale wine Cheese ice cream I cant wait to go all through the year and get your orders in for Christmas

Shirley Reynolds - 09/07/2020 10:41:14


John Barrow - 03/07/2020 08:03:21

Stop buying foreign food in the super markets to make them stock BRITISH only they only sell what they make a profit on

Carina Marklund - 02/07/2020 19:14:28

Hello all from Sweden! I have been following Jamie olivers career and over the years seen him point towards local and high qualitative products. So looking at England I find something I do not understand: clorinated chicken? What is that? Can anyone please explain?

Karalyn - 02/07/2020 18:36:36

I so wish EVERYONE had read about intended Britain's Food Standards after Brexit. I did and 100% voted REMAIN on this reason alone. We certainly will NOT be keeping EU standards, the best in the world. To do a trade deal with U.S.A will only be possible if we drop our standards to those of the U.S.A. That's why we haven't traded with them before now. The government lied (again !!) to us. Is the statement by Jacob Rees Mogg correct when he said "Only petitions on the government site are looked at."???

Angela - 02/07/2020 18:07:22

This week go to the supermarket and next week to the farm shop and you won't regret it. The farm shop has delivered to the door whilst in lockdown and their produce has been a joy at every meal. Go on try it.

Barbara Boyle - 02/07/2020 17:05:32

I am not a farmer nor involved in food production but a concerned consumer. I am aware that the UK would not be able to feed everyone and we must import food to avoid shortage. I am supporting this campaign as I am aware that US food standards are very low and I am concerned for the welfare of animals, too. I am currently still eating a lot of meat products but I am thinking about reducing this. I am buying local and I have noticed that local lamb is already a lot more expensive than lamb from New Zealand. I am worried that locally produced meat will be priced out of the market. If I am on a low income, as a consumer, I will be forced to buy the cheapest product. I think the UK should not go for open markets as UK farmers will be going out of business.

Patricia Graham - 02/07/2020 11:23:02

For the sake of future generations the UK must not allow inferior meat into this unique country. The health of people have suffered because of the additives used in meat and most foods. We need to be educated so that we can support British Farmers. We need to be encouraged to buy British. We live in a lovely little country, which in the past has been able to survive on British food and goods. It will be difficult but we need to get back to being independent as much as possible.

Carole - 02/07/2020 09:08:16

Must never allow inferior meat and chicken to be imported into the UK. Locally produced meat only. We must support the Farmers.

WB - 02/07/2020 08:52:00

A FARMERS NIGHTMARE Chlorinated Chicken.................What the Dickens Hiked up prices Sky High..........Result...SweeneyTodd Pie Animal Welfare..........................They couldn’t Care As for Human Beings.................What the Dickens Trade Deals...............................Across our fields Produce grown..........................with Chemicals Insecticides thrown...................Forna and Flora gone forever Mark these words......................That threaten our Herds A Farmers plight........................We need to fight...for what is right Expectations.............................Eat the Best Support the Farmers and put the Government to the Test

alan ravenscroft - 02/07/2020 06:09:18

If the huge signs in fields during the referendum campaign were anything to go by many farmers voted for Brexit. I totally admire and support what you are doing but why don't ALL our farmers flex their muscles and demonstrate in Whitehall? That would draw wider attention to this important issue and be something the Govt could not so readily ignore. My suspicion is that there are many "soft Tories" amongst UK farmers who think it is somehow still "their party" but going through "a bit of a rightward pendulum swing right now." So regarding taking on the government, even when standards are threatened and the huge EU market is being shut to them, their conservative Tory DNA prevents them actually doing anything radical and necessary, it would be "breaking the law" This is no role play - British Farming is under threat. Keep up your good work.

Helen Trussell - 01/07/2020 20:09:25

I wonder if almost all of our food could be UK produced? Eg if we only eat UK-produced meat ( even if that means eating less meat ), plus fruit & veg only seasonally or when it can economically be produced in the uk?

Pam - 01/07/2020 15:21:24

The UK does not need chlorinated chicken or other inferior quality food products when our farmers can provide our needs. Hopefully the people of Great Britain will buy British of every commodity and keep people and jobs in work accordingly. The more we produce hopefully the price will be kept economical for everyone.

S Allan - 01/07/2020 13:44:58

Great to see the principle has been agreed by the government, however I see no timescales for this, just generalisations which are all too easily forgotten. Have timescales been agreed with the NFU on the delivery of the government report? hopefully this will be produced and acted upon before trade deals commence.

Yvonne Williamson - 01/07/2020 12:08:21

We have to stand by our Farmers, they work all hours to put good food on our tables. We do NOT want US rubbish. Buy British to help the farmers & the country.

Bill Hughes - 01/07/2020 11:24:47

Can the NFU get a 100% guarantee from Lizz Truss interntional Trade minister that in negotiating with the US for the post Brexit trade deal that there will be no imports of chicken, pig and other animal products that do not meet proper standards ie no chloinated chicken, no products from intensive battery rearing sustems, no products using hormone treatment, no import of untested genetically modified products?

David Lennox - 01/07/2020 11:16:05

With childhood memories of food rationing I still hate to see food under-rated and wasted as it is so commonly today. British farmers who maintain high standards deserve the full support of politicians and the public even if reliable quality costs a little more.

Liz Wingham - 01/07/2020 10:56:18

Hopefully they can't get round this by lowering our standards..... "Our campaign will continue until we have a commitment from the UK Government that it will not agree trade deals which would allow food into this country that would be illegal for our farmers to produce here"

Dawn Goodwill-Evans - 01/07/2020 10:09:48

Here in Northumberland we value our local producers and have developed a verification scheme so that you can be assured the products you buy from members of the scheme are produced in Northumberland. The scheme was initiated in Feb 2016 and has over 100 members. Local producers and retailers, hospitality businesses who use local food and drink products are invited to be members.

Margaret Hutchinson - 1/7/2020 - 01/07/2020 09:43:44

when will people realise that British Food is some of the best food in the world we the British people will have a say how our food is produced in our country, we will have no say how food from other countries is produced , I am a pensioner born during ww11 food was not wasted then like it is today, the people of today waste food they say they cant afford meat from British farmers, well cut back on the amount you buy, I would rather have less good well produced British meat, then pumped up with steroids or goodness knows what else from other countries

Richard - 01/07/2020 09:42:44

Well done so far. What about making labelling better, if food is imported but packed in the UK it must not have the British flag on it. Can be very confusing for all of us. Plus a big push of a Buy British Campaign would be welcome.

Elaine Holmes - 01/07/2020 09:31:06

We want to maintain food standards. Trust our food supply through authentic labelling of what a truly produced in Britain. We do want to keep E.U food legislation

Zona - 01/07/2020 08:51:39

Buy locally, good and wholesome British bred meat, chicken and fresh veg. Support our farmers and our economy. No hormone fed beef or chlorinated chicken from the USA. Stop the overuse of antibiotics, pesticides and herbicides.

Helen Phillips - 01/07/2020 08:49:52

We need to support our farmers, give the respect they deserve and a living they can survive and thrive on. The is will support the animal produce that we eat or drink. We look after nature and nature with our support looks after us. We need to respect this!

Keith Kerr - 01/07/2020 07:20:02

How can you sign any trade agreement without the authority of an appropriate Trade & Agricultural Commission? Dead-line date is 31st of December 2020. The reply from LT stated "as soon as practically possible" and she finished the tweet "best wishes" in stead of "Yours sincerely"

Margaret Fieldhouse - 30/06/2020 23:24:17

We must not let our food standards drop when we leave the EU I do not want chlorinated chicken and food plumped full of hormones and antibiotics we must support our British Farmers so that we know where our food comes from and it’s not factory farmed and animals are not Ill treated

Kay Stuart - 30/06/2020 22:40:28

I will not allow sub-standard food products compromise my health, therefore I will buy direct from the farmer or my local butcher. It may mean eating less meat, but I am prepared to sacrifice a meal or two per week to keep within my food budget.

Margaret - 30/06/2020 21:20:07

If it wasn't obvious before it is now. We must have the ability to be self sufficient in food, water and energy. This means ensuring our farmers can get a proper living from their work, that the population supports them and government intervenes to help where and when necessary. As for Brexit, you need to be careful about what you wish for. We are heading rapidly for a no-deal Brexit. Alongside the trade and health risks from the US deal and Covid-19 we really need to do everything we can to ensure a safe future for this and future generations.

Jan Burgess - 30/06/2020 20:49:12

As an American born former State Department employee but now living in the UK for over 25 years, I must emphasise the corrupt nature of the US food chain. Not only has the infrastructure been continually de-funded - and this includes soil and water resources - but the health of Americans is a direct result of poor oversight or none at all. In addition, those that are negotiating may not be acting in 'good faith'; the lobbying mechanism now within the UK is meant to corner the UK in a pincer-like movement, using the so-called 'special relationship' to further deceive. Yes, the UK is in a very difficult position and with the new report about UK's soil diversity from Sheffield University, the problem increases as it means that the diversity needed must come from within the EU. UK farmers need a huge amount of support and need to actively accelerate its liaison with French farmers especially. They, above all in the EU, have the environmental safeguards that compliment the UK's.

john moane - 30/06/2020 20:31:43

Too much talking about trade. Everything should be grown reasonably local and supported by local firms and government. Why are discussions even talking about American involvement. Very concerning In terms of packaging, food mileage, standards and generally just supporting local people

Tim - 30/06/2020 19:54:41

That’s brilliant keep up the pressure

Ursula Veitch - 30/06/2020 19:25:37

We can’t compromise animal welfare and standards .No one wants chlorinated chicken ! Quality over Quantity

Gail Ashford - 30/06/2020 19:22:55

I 100% back British farmers, have been buying British produce for last 2 years, my only fear is farmers hoiking up prices, that people on lower income, couldn't afford the prices, and have to buy chlorinated chicken, and chemically grown veg, are we going to get gurentee this wont happen!!!!

Thomas Bruce Abercrombie-Mccoll - 30/06/2020 19:09:49

Hi just a quick question , is your Food Standards run in line with Greenpeace or do we support that as well as NFU

Joan Stevenson - 30/06/2020 19:03:54

I could not understand the enthusiasm for Brexit from farmers - the environmental and welfare standards are essential for HUMAN health

vanessa - 30/06/2020 18:48:32

We should be so proud of our farmers here in Great Britain and proud of our country just as other countries are proud of the food they produce, we are small enough to drive forward a good health giving plan for now and for future generations.

Margaret Weatherby - 30/06/2020 18:47:54

Knowing that British farming is always here for us and abides by the most strict standards of care for animals and plants gives us a sense of security and hope that things will get better while the world is turning upside down. We should be privileged to be their customers.

Anthony Page - 30/06/2020 18:36:03

This must be stopped - the USA cares only about the USA! Brilliant salespeople but seldom do what they promise! Retailers will suffer, consumers will suffer, animals will suffer and so will farmers! It will be a no win situation except for the farmer and food giants of America!

Christine - 30/06/2020 18:17:03

We have great farmers of all descriptions all over the UK and we should be supporting them by purchasing their products but the supermarkets need to do their bit and ensure they stock all British food. Why they have so much foreign food is beyond me when we have so much here in this country. We should only be importing food when we do not have enough of our own reared/grown produce. The supermarkets have the power to put pressure on government and insist on any type of food imported into this country should meet the high standards our farmers produce their product under. It has taken a long time to get to where we are now with regard to less chemicals being used and the much improved animal welfare which is paramount over profit, that we must not let anything affect this. We do not want any more farmers going out of business and the land being taken for development because we will never get it back and we will be unable to provide enough food in this country and therefore have to import food from abroad - not what we want.

Carol-Anne Robertson - 30/06/2020 18:17:03

Let’s keep it local and support our farmers and food producers. British is best - we can keep it that way for future generations.

Josephine - 30/06/2020 18:01:24

I support the British Farmers. I would be afraid to buy food in supermarkets without being labelled with the country of origin and I will not buy food from countries with lower standards than we have.

Barbara Walker - 30/06/2020 17:53:21

I read a little while ago that the E.U. allows some thing to be put into their bacon-type products that we do not. (I buy British anyway). So if signing up to abide by their rules forever, we must be careful to cross out some of them before signing.

John - 30/06/2020 17:52:04

No matter what trade deals we create, I will always try and buy from UK farmers The quality of your food and high quality animal husbandry has to be supported, and I will encourage my friends and family to do the same.

Carroll laneulie - 30/06/2020 17:41:03

Please keep me informed... whatever happens... DONT follow America!!

Marilyn Weitzel - 30/06/2020 17:20:40

Our farmers have worked hard all their lives don’t let the US bring rubbish into this country

Lauren Atallah - 30/06/2020 17:20:10

Our local farmers produce excellent good quality meat. Their standards are high and it would be heart breaking after all the efforts and hard work to sell them short for profit rather than quality. We must ensure that our farming standards remain and are not abused for quick gains and a loss of reputation as providers of the finest quality meat.

Jan Lucas - 30/06/2020 17:10:52

Whilst it is imperative that we protect our food standards, we also need to protect our producers against imports of any kind. If you buy an imported product you are doing a UK producer out of business.

pauline allon - 29/06/2020 11:48:19

A trade deal with the US means that we are opening our door to US Agri-businesses who will put profit before food safety and animal welfare - this cant be right. The Conservative Government promised that they would not allow cheap food to flood our market and in so doing threaten British farming standards which are currently among the highest in the world. They broke their promise to the Britsh people and to British farmers. We must not let these US trade deals and US Agri businesses threaten our food, farming, animal welfare and environment. Remember, the incidence of food poisoning in US is very high compared to ours - do we want to eat unhealthy food - NO - SAVE OUR FARMS

Jayne Buckler - 23/06/2020 22:20:31

We need to support our British farmers for our children and our grandchildren’s sakes. British is best !!

Kate Jewell - 21/06/2020 17:49:00

What we must guard against is the Government trying to lower our UK standards to get round the quality safeguards on imported food. Until 31st December we have to adhere to the EU standards. After that, it appears that, according to the government, anything goes. And don't forget, if we want to export our quality food to the EU we will still have to meet their standards.

Trevor Allen - 21/06/2020 17:11:55

We all want British food from British farmers, we produce the best quality food in the world so let's support them, no inferior imports.

Sheila Smalley - 21/06/2020 16:59:30

I think you have been hoisted by your own petard, the majority of farmers having voted to leave the EU and now asking for help! You have left the security of EU food standards and all the other rights you had plus freedom of movement taken away from future generations and now you are asking for support!!

Michael McCannon - 21/06/2020 16:25:28

I worry deeply about this government's agenda !!!

Philippa Revill - 21/06/2020 14:56:31

Definitely No to chlorinated chicken or meats injected with chemicals. Shame on you Liz Truss. British is best.

Alan Lewis - 21/06/2020 14:35:57

I support UK farming and hope the petitions succeed. However, UK is something like 2.27 of world GDP and USA & China each over 20%. Our power in any trade negotiation is always going to be weak. Each side is self-interested. Neither NHS nor farming will be off limits for USA. A trade deal before November with USA, while Trump in power and republicans in Senate is unlikely to end well....for us.

Russell Smith - 21/06/2020 13:53:07

If this food trade deal with the USofA goes through and I fear it will then our government should at the very least insist that the country of ORIGIN is shown predominantly in large letters. This will allow consumers to make up their own mind.

Alayna - 21/06/2020 13:33:44

I am proud to support buying British/Irish produced food, and where possible I like to buy local . Our farmers and food producers are the heart and soul of our countryside. We must support them against low grade low standard imported food.

Elaine - 19/06/2020 21:15:49

I'm proud of the high welfare standards expected from our farmers. They can never be high enough. Did not politicians say we were leaving the EU so they couldn't tell us what to do. Are we saying that we only had high standards because the EU dictated it? That must be true if our standards now are allowed to decline. How shameful that would be. Especially as a series of govt ministers have declared how important it is to keep welfare expectations high and they will never be compromised. I'm looking at you Mr Gove. Are you have to being made a liar which would be the only conclusion we could come to if standards declined.

mike hooper - 19/06/2020 18:06:56

I have been following the discussions on the petition on one of my local Facebook groups, and it seems that no matter how hard we try to educate people on the possible dangers of some imported meats like chicken sprayed with chlorine one is faced with brainless comments such as "everyone is entitled to buy whatever food they like, it may be nice to have some different imported foods" Really!!!!. It is a hard slog, but all the hard work that the NFU and others are putting into this battle is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Pamela Barnard - 15/06/2020 23:32:27

Which says that each year in USA 1 in 6 people are made ill by what they eat. In the UK it is 1person per 28. Do the maths. We must ask you to protect the high quality of our food, the livelihoods of those producing it and high standards of animal welfare. We don't need or want imported food produced using unacceptable methods including too many chemicals and low animal welfare. Animals deserve good care and we deserve good food!

Andrew Roughton - 11/06/2020 09:44:03

Antibiotics should not be used as a routine but as a treatment when necessary so that they remain effective when we really need them. We should not be lowering food standards in our country and should be producing as much as possible here for environmental reasons and reduce our dependence on less reliable sources elsewhere.

Nick Hasell - 10/06/2020 22:05:55

The general public need to understand that food produced here is of a very high standard , that needs Support

Dave Clifford - 10/06/2020 17:26:08

I grow my own organic veggies and microgreens. Where I can, I always buy organic meat or nearest as I can. I don't want clorinated from the US of A in our supermarkets. Overall, I don't want to buy any foreign meat. British is BEST.

lucia stuart - 10/06/2020 10:06:32

Low quality food with chemicals is making the population of the British Isles ill. It begins with animal & PLANT welfare & that cannot be controlled when it is thousands of miles away.

Jill Eddie - 08/06/2020 10:13:21

All supermarkets in the UK should stock British fruit, veg and meat, before allowing other countries produce to be sold. Buy British, support the farmers and, more importantly, eat the best.

Catherine Cranwell - 06/06/2020 21:28:58

The government promised not to import goods of a lower standard than this country, the last 3 ministers in charge promised and now they appear to weaken. We do NOT want poor quality from any other country even if the tariff is higher. We simply do not want to ruin our health with other countries rubbish, full of hormones and farmed in such a way that animals suffer with poor conditions that are much poorer than conditions in this country.

Adrian Whittleworth - 06/06/2020 09:09:24

Why is anyone surprised that this is what would happen? This was always dismissed as ‘Project Fear’, but we always knew it to be true. And what if all the other predictions? Think they were false too? Wake up, it’s a been a right wing coup.

Alan - 05/06/2020 23:15:06

Keep British food real !!!

Martin Reed - 05/06/2020 21:55:23

I would like to back British farming, particularly British organic farming. I am worried about the effect of cheap imports from the USA dragging down our food and environmental standards yet further. I want to see a productive but nature-friendly countryside with minimal use of pesticides and herbicides.

Martin Paine - 05/06/2020 17:46:46

I'm suspicious that our Government may back pedal on its oft stated promise that there'll be no relaxing of food animal/bird wellfare standards, or of our food hygiene standards, use of pesticide, herbicide, anti-microbial (antibiotic) treatments, and that food safety will be maintained by keeping bacterial contamination low rather than tolerating high levels then using chlorine wash; and banning hormone and routine antibiotic use as growth promoters. We need to keep our standards the highest they can be, and not allow food into the country with lower standards. Gov't. needs regular reminding of its promises. I suspect that deals or promises of possible deals may already be being plannedbehind the public's backs. Only by producing wholesome homegrown food can we ensure this country's food security, so that we can be as self-sufficient as possible regards non-tropical fruit and veg. especially.

Bernard SPARKES - 05/06/2020 12:57:07

Absolutely vital to protect our Farming and Horticultural Industries AND ensure we are eating safe food.

Jane Healey - 04/06/2020 16:21:16

It is important to consume local British food preferably organic and to encourage our farmers to use less pesticides and improve the countryside

Gladys - 04/06/2020 14:15:36

I actually live in Canada but,we all need to be concerned ed.

Mrs E Phillips - 04/06/2020 14:10:58

We need to maintain our high standards in animal welfare and also in the food chain no unnecessary antibiotics! We all need to be able to afford decent healthy food .

Linda Hewitson - 04/06/2020 10:46:56

The standard of British food is of paramount importance to the health of the people in Great Britain. In the long run we will be saving money if we can ensure that people, all people, eat well and are not forced to eat cheap imported rubbish. Our health services are burdened with many poorer people who are already encouraged or forced to eat poor quality food.

R morgan - 03/06/2020 20:57:14

We kept the British people supplied with the best food threw the pandemic, back the British farmer

Marion Prosser-Davies - 03/06/2020 18:18:23

Buy British look for the tractor

Harry - 02/06/2020 21:40:37

Very keen on natural hormone and antibiotic free meat and vegetables

Ellen.pallmer - 02/06/2020 10:37:03

Safety of food is of prime importance the health of our children and our grandchildren depend on it

Jenny - 02/06/2020 09:48:05

Everyone should sign this and back British farming ??

Maralyn Williams - 01/06/2020 13:05:54

Boris Johnson and the rich won’t be eating cheap imported food but the majority of the British public are getting poorer by the minute.There won’t be much organic food donated to the food banks or food that’s on offer at schools and hospitals won’t be high quality British.

Bevelie Shember - 01/06/2020 08:51:03

I have no confidence in this government maintaining let alone improving food standards as we leave the EU without serious pressure from the electorate.

Jan curl - 01/06/2020 05:42:14

Antibiotic use in animal/bird farming is overused. Pesticides are overused. Without destroying the green belt keep farm in UK

Join the conversation

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.