Ban on hormone beef and chlorinated chicken in UK-US trade deal would not be enough to protect consumers, report warns

US-reared animals whose meat is set to be imported under post-Brexit trade deals are fed 10 antibiotics banned in the UK, potentially undermining treatments for infectionscancer and even coronavirus, a report has warned.

Bringing the meat into the UK would be a seriously backward step in the fight against antibiotic resistance, and consuming the meat itself could create a cancer risk, according to the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT.)

Such imports would also be “a major slap in the face for British farmers”, and it would be “completely irresponsible” to allow them, the author of the trust’s report claimed.

 

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