- Luke argues for legal protections in the bill to maintain food standards
- Luke defends the NFU and farmers
- Luke warns of the potential for low quality imports if a trade deal is signed with the United States
On Monday, Luke pushed for legal protections in the new Agriculture Bill to maintain the United Kingdom’s food standards high. If the government signs a trade deal with the United States, and there are no agricultural protections, food standards will fall.
Luke stated, “I don’t want to see the legacy of high standards ripped apart by the introduction of cheap low-quality foods following our exit from the European Union.”
Without legal protections, the U.K. may begin to import chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef from the United States if a trade deal is negotiated. Luke defends the high standards of farmers and does not wish for them to be undercut by the United States.
Luke encourages a bill that incentivizes farmers, maintains food standards, protects wildlife, enhances biodiversity, and restores natural habitats.