The decision to lower food standards in the new Agriculture Bill to allow US imports into our country represents a threat to both public health and our economy.
The FSA calculated the UK infection rate could increase 10x across all foodbourne pathogens and contaminants which cause food poisoning. This could result in an additional nine million people suffering illness. The increased likelihood of such an unpleasant experience notwithstanding, the extra cost to the economy of days off and NHS treatment would be £1.17bn.
Write to your MP asking them to support an amendment to keep British standards in the new agriculture bill. The more they hear from the public the greater the pressure they will be under.￼
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