Defra Secretrary, Michael Gove, says he has 'heard and understood' a call by farmers to uphold high-quality British food production in post-Brexit trade agreements.
Gove said British farmers must be better equipped than anyone to fulfil the national and global demand for high quality food.
The NFU continues to call on the government to uphold food production amid a direction towards a green Brexit, one which emphasises environmental protection from farmers.
Yesterday I made clear to MPs in attendance that we have a vision of productive, thriving, profitable farming businesses that can farm smarter – producing more food for a burgeoning population with less impact. It’s these businesses that can afford to invest in our natural environment,” “As Michael Gove said yesterday, the health of all of us depends on the health of farming. We have an ambition for British farming to have a clean bill of health post-Brexit, ready to provide every citizen, regardless of income, with access to nutrient-dense, high-welfare, quality and affordable British food.”