As the British government negotiates food trade deals with countries around the world it’s vital that we remember our food standards already set the standard.

The National Farmers Union has created a petition asking that our Government should ensure all food eaten in the UK – whether that’s in our homes, schools, hospitals, restaurants or from shops – is produced in a way that matches the high standards of production we expect of UK farmers.

Farming throughout the UK has high standards of safety and welfare with an ambition to be net zero in greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. There are strict controls on the farming methods allowed in the UK and we should all expect any imported food to be just as safe, traceable and produced to the same high welfare and environmental standards. To do so could also help raise the level of food standards around the world.

Please join the 893,246 (at last count) people who have signed their name to the food standards petition from the NFU – you may have already done so as a result of the publicity in the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday or through the actions of Jamie Oliver. If you haven’t signed I urge you to do so at https://bit.ly/standardsnfu

We already have the best so why settle for less?

Phil Acock

Managing Director of Fourayes, vice-chairman of English Apples & Pears, Fruitician and Mad Scientist (Channel4 – The Food Chain).

Click here to sign the petition

The National Farmers Union has created a petition asking that our Government should ensure all food eaten in the UK – whether that’s in our homes, schools, hospitals, restaurants or from shops – is produced in a way that matches the high standards of production we expect of UK farmers.

Farming throughout the UK has high standards of safety and welfare with an ambition to be net zero in greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. There are strict controls on the farming methods allowed in the UK and we should all expect any imported food to be just as safe, traceable and produced to the same high welfare and environmental standards. To do so could also help raise the level of food standards around the world.

Please join the 893,246 (at last count) people who have signed their name to the food standards petition from the NFU – you may have already done so as a result of the publicity in the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday or through the actions of Jamie Oliver. If you haven’t signed I urge you to do so at https://bit.ly/standardsnfu

We already have the best so why settle for less?

Phil Acock

Managing Director of Fourayes, vice-chairman of English Apples & Pears, Fruitician and Mad Scientist (Channel4 – The Food Chain).