UK poultry farmers "petrified" by a trade deal with the US

UK, 12 November 2018 - Investing in innovation and catering to consumer demand has helped the poultry industry become successful, but challenges including a lack of certainty surrounding Brexit and issues sourcing labour could undermine the industry’s progress
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NFU poultry board chairman Thomas Wornham said at this year's Egg and Poultry Industry Conference last week that UK poultry farmers are "petrified" over a trade deal with the USA which would allow chlorine-washed chicken into the UK, reported Alex Black for Farmers Guardian.

Mr Wornham criticised politicians who would allow shipments of chicken from North America at a time when climate change is dominating news.

Farming Minister George Eustice responded with reassurance, saying that the UK Government "does not intend to give way."

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Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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