Scottish Daily Mail
Our Frankenfood American trade deal
The proposals could see these US products turning up on our plates: BEEF: Most US cows are pumped up with hormones, which are thought to cause cancer in humans. DAIRY: US dairy cows get hormones to boost milk production. American dairy products were banned in the UK in 2000 as the hormones can cause cancer in humans and harm cows. CHICKEN: US chickens get antibiotics to speed up growth. This was banned here in 2006 as it encour- ages superbugs to develop. Americans also wash chickens in chlorine, which can cause cancer. ADDITIVES: Six artificial colours were removed from UK children’s food after being linked to hyperactivity. They are still commonly used in the US. PESTICIDES: 82 pesticides banned in the UK are allowed on US farms, despite evidence that they harm the environment and disrupt our hormones. GM: GM crops appear in US food products, which have not been subjected to UK safety assessments.