To make them grow faster, US dairy cows are regularly implanted with hormones that are banned in the EU [Image: Tony C French/Getty Images].

If this is part of the “everything” that a government source said would be ruined if Donald Trump didn’t get his State Visit to the UK, then This Writer says: Let it be ruined.

Any US trade deal struck by Theresa May would be contingent on the UK public stomaching imports of US foods that it has previously rejected: beef from cattle implanted with growth hormones, chlorine-washed chicken, and unlabelled genetically modified (GM) foods.

Martin Haworth, director of strategy at the National Farmers Union (NFU), was up next… [His] only concern was that if such controversial American products were allowed into the country, British farmers should be able to use the same production techniques to ensure “an even playing field”. Do you find it credible that British farmers could beat the US’s vast industrial feedlots, hi-tech poultry plants and vast GM prairies at their own game? No matter, the NFU does.

It seems entirely possible that [Theresa May] would bin existing food rules in order to clinch a deal.

Source: Is chlorinated chicken about to hit our shelves after new US trade deal? | Environment | The Guardian

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