We are proud to say that we have more than half a million Back British Farming campaign supporters, and many more people who are engaged in the important conversation about the future of British food and farming.
On this page you can see what people are telling us, in their own words.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What we must guard against is the government trying to lower our UK standards to get round the quality safeguards on imported food. Until 31 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 being made a liar? This would be the only conclusion we could come to if standards declined.
Which? says that each year in USA 1 in 6 people are made ill by what they eat. In the UK it is 1 person 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!
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.
The general public need to understand that food produced here is of a very high standard, that needs support.
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.
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.
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.
I'm suspicious that our government may back pedal on its oft stated promise that there'll be no relaxing of food animal/bird welfare 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 planned behind 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.
Absolutely vital to protect our farming and horticultural industries and ensure we are eating safe food.
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.
Mrs E Phillips
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.
Safety of food is of prime importance. The health of our children and our grandchildren depend on it.