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    UK farmers say tighter environmental rules put them at risk of being undercut

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    Eco-friendly British produce could become unaffordable luxury if low quality imports still allowed, say farmers

    Tightening environmental standards for British farmers while importing food produced to lower standards risks making eco-friendly food an unaffordable luxury item, farmers have said.

    At the Oxford Farming Conference on Thursday, the environment secretary, Steve Barclay, announced that the government would consult on a new labelling scheme that would single out food produced to UK standards, allowing consumers to choose more environmentally friendly food.

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    ​Business | The Guardian

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