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Farming, Fisheries, Food & Drink

Australian "World Beating" Trade Deal?

"People are questioning how food from the other side of the world can be cheaper given transportation costs and the subsequent environmental damage. Cheap food indicates cost cutting, lower standards, higher health risks and lower animal welfare standards. Cheap food at the expense of quality is not considered by many to be a great deal, especially given its impact on home production."
https://newsnet.scot

New Brexit Cod Wars?

"A campaign to defend sustainable fishing in Scotland is being run by Open Seas, a group that combines hard-headedness with a strategic vision. Scottish ministers should listen to what Open Seas is saying – especially about the need to end monopolisation within the fishing industry and return control and quota-rules over to local communities.  For it is precisely the local communities who know best how to conserve – because their very existence depends on it."
https://bellacaledonia.org.uk

Food Standards And Farming Under Threat

"In Scotland where grass fed cattle produce the finest of beef it would have been expected that MPs representing farming constituencies made sure that the interests of the industry came first – way above party politics. Unfortunately this did not happen. Tory MPs representing Scottish Constituencies voted with the Government with the result that lower standards of food will be allowed to be sold in our shops. These products will be cheaper making it extremely difficult, impossible really, for quality Scottish food to compete. A trade deal with the US will flood our market with food the EU would not have permitted due to the chemicals it contains."
https://theorkneynews.scot

New Brexit Cod Wars?

"A campaign to defend sustainable fishing in Scotland is being run by Open Seas, a group that combines hard-headedness with a strategic vision. Scottish ministers should listen to what Open Seas is saying – especially about the need to end monopolisation within the fishing industry and return control and quota-rules over to local communities.  For it is precisely the local communities who know best how to conserve – because their very existence depends on it."
https://bellacaledonia.org.uk

Britain Not The EU Betrays Scotland's Fishing Industry

“… the (UK) Government actually decides how its EU fishing quota is distributed. If it really cared about the fishing industry, it would ensure these coastal communities with smaller vessels were allowed to fish more. Instead, we have larger foreign vessels being registered in the UK but landing their fish overseas. Brexit won’t change that. The Government can but it has done nothing.”
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com