Agricultural lobby is as strong as gun owners
✒ BORIS Johnson is such a one isn’t he?
Having told a fib about rules concerning the treatment of kippers, he managed a porkie during his time in Biarritz about (appropriately) pork pies.
If this country finds itself making trade deals with the USA once released the restrictions of EU membership we should reflect on the fact that US deaths due to food poisoning are about ten times the rate of ours.
The agriculture lobby over there is said to be as powerful as the gun lobby: be aware
The notorious “chlorinated chicken” is because their hygiene standards are so poor.
For instance in the US it is acceptable for “chicken litter” (poultry bedding mixed with chicken faeces) to be incorporated into animal feed.
In this country we learned our lessons long ago at the time of “mad cow disease”.
US food contains a wide range of additives not permitted in the EU, such as potassium bromate as a “dough improver”.
Cosmetics, too. In the EU there is a schedule of substances which are not permitted.
When I last did an internet search the list ran to 1300 different compounds. In the USA there are eleven substances on a “Banned” list. Followers of “Leave” and “Remain” campaigns will know that this note is simply an example of Project
Fear. John Ricketts Lynworth