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Competition isn’t a bad thing, say farmers

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By Josh Loeb

British farmers should be willing to compete with imported food – including American chlorine-rinsed chicken and hormone-treated beef – provided it is clearly labelled.

That is the view of the Commercial Farmers Group (CFG), which promotes competitive and resilient UK agriculture.

However, the group, which recently released a 22-page report about post-Brexit agricultural policy, wants clearer labelling identifying differences in production standards.

It argues that British farmers should not necessarily be opposed to foreign agricultural competition, believing that proper labelling of products to show their provenance will help guide consumer choice.

However, the …

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