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30/06/20 - Trade and Agriculture Commission, Sugar labelling row, Pick your own fruit

The Department of Trade has announced a new Trade and Agriculture Commission to advise on any future trade deals which may undercut UK farmers. With Anna Hill.

The Department of Trade has announced a new Trade and Agriculture Commission to advise on any future trade deals which may undercut UK farmers by importing food produced to lower standards than here in the UK. Anna Hill asks Minette Batters from the National Farmers Union whether it will achieve those aims.

Does a packet of sugar that carries the Union flag give the impression that it is produced from British sugar beet rather than imported sugar cane? Anna heads to her local supermarket to see what she can find out and asks Dr. Vitti Allender from Cardiff Metropolitan University what the rules are around packaging products in this way.

For the second day of Farming Today soft fruits week Mariclare Carey Jones speaks to Tom and Jess Higgs to find out how their pick-your-own business is going in its second year.

Producer: Toby Field

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  • Tue 30 Jun 2020 05:45

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