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Welfare concerns over UK-USA trade deal

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By Josh Loeb

American farming is being cast in ‘the worst possible light’ as part of a ‘smear campaign’ by opponents of a future UK-USA trade deal, the American ambassador to the UK has said.

Woody Johnson dismissed as ‘scare stories’ attacks on chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-injected beef, arguing that global population growth and increasing demand for US food products justified moves to increase production.

He said there was scientific consensus that it was safe to eat meat from animals injected with bulk-building hormones, arguing that this approach actually used ‘fewer resources at a lower cost to both …

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