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March 17, 2019 - SALON

Picky Brits won't eat US chicken — Should you?

Picky Brits won't eat US chicken — Should you?
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US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson caused uproar there last weekend when he called the European Union (EU) a “museum of agriculture.” 

He urged the British public to embrace modern, US farming practices — currently banned in the EU as unsafe — to secure a trade deal once the UK leaves the EU. 

Former UK Agriculture Minister George Eustace responded angrily to Johnson’s suggestion that the UK should let its food standards slip. He called US legislation on animal welfare “woefully deficient,” and wrote that “there is a general resistance to even acknowledging the existence of sentience in farm animals,” an attitude which he characterized as “quite extraordinary.” 

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