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[Correspondence] Post-Brexit food standards

08 Mar 2019

With UK trade relations unclear over Brexit, food standards are fast becoming a key test for public health in trade matters. On Feb 28, 2019, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published the US negotiating position on a post-Brexit US–UK trade deal.1 USTR made clear that the UK must abandon the EU's high food safety, animal welfare, and environmental protection standards as a condition for agreeing the kind of deal many Brexiteers desire. On March 2, the US Ambassador to the UK attacked EU standards, calling Europe's food and farming a museum.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet