The UK Government MP Hilary Benn recently announced that English farmers should adopt greener, more sustainable practices in an effort to fight climate change and long-term food security.
The government also addressed the issue of food labelling; and stated the importance of food products having much more clearer information about the origins of the ingredients found in the products. Benn states:
“When you buy a car you know its service history. When you buy a house you get a detailed survey. So why do we accept knowing so much less about what we are putting into our bodies?” he asked. “Under current European regulations, a pork pie processed in Britain from Danish pork can legitimately be labelled as a British pie. That’s a nonsense and it needs to change.”
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