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Open letter: UK trade deals must consider environment

In an open letter, the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission urges the Secretaries of State in several UK government departments (including Defra, International Trade, Health, Business, and International Development) to consider the environmental implications of any future trade deals, in particular to avoid “offshoring” impacts to countries with weaker environmental standards.

Read more here and read the full text of the letter here (PDF link). The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission’s final report on the future of the UK’s food system, Our future in the land, was summarised by the FCRN here. See also the Foodsource chapter How can we reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions?

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