Petitions and activism
Petition re. food standards post-Brexit
SafferUpNorth · 12/03/2019 22:04
So, probably fair to say that many of us are concerned about the possible lowering of UK food standards post-Brexit, paving the way for cheap, industrially farmed imports of US meat, dairy etc which would decimate the UK farming sector and flood our shelves with unethically produced food.
This issue is being talked about a lot by ordinary mums like me who are desperate to protect the UKs higher welfare farming practices.
So it's surprising that the one parliamentary petition on the matter petition.parliament.uk/petitions/239898?fbclid=IwAR3q_tUprIaCqJZBVJ9c8o77ZcxH3Gy_0SLBDur9ks0-XU8IZglF8CRMzo8 only has 870 signatures a month after being started. The wording might not be ideal but the sentiment is there.
Wondering whether other mumsnetters want to throw their weight behind it so this very important issue can be debated in parliament (just another 99,130 signatures to go!).
Scrowy · 12/03/2019 22:11
Whilst I entirely agree with the sentiment I suspect that in desperation to secure trade deals that food standards will have to be compromised and there won't be much we can do about it.
Its kind of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. If we wanted high food standards we probably should have remained in the EU...
LilyMumsnet · 12/03/2019 22:15
Hello, we're just moving this over to our petitions topic.
SafferUpNorth · 12/03/2019 22:19
Scrowy as a staunch remainer I totally agree, but it's never too late for British consumers to try and have their voices heard (for what it's worth...hard not to feel utterly fatalistic about the whole shit-show tonight).
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