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19.01.2017 |

Jamie Oliver fears collapse in food standards after Brexit

Jamie Oliver has shared his fears that Brexit could lead to falling standards in Britain’s farm sector. He was speaking to Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington in Davos, Switzerland where rich and influential leaders are gathered for the World Economic Forum.

Jamie OliverThe celebrity chef said the EU wasn’t perfect, but praised its food standards as the “safest on the planet.” He highlighted Europe’s falling chemical burden and hostility to GM crops in the talk. The main fear he aired was of a trade deal with the US; President-elect Donald Trump has indicated that he is amenable to establishing a quick UK-US trade deal, but Oliver said this would leave the UK open to imports produced to lower standards, including hormone treated meat.