We should remind rural Conservative MPs of Michael Gove’s forecast… We need their support when the Agriculture Bill returns to the Commons next month.
SBF launches a report into the health implications of lowering food standards
Save British Farming launches a new report today. NHS Dietitian Gabrielle Morse examines the implications of a US-UK trade deal to the nation’s health, given their insistence we must allow their lower quality food as part of the deal. It seems that ‘chlorinated chicken’ and ‘hormone-filled beef’ are just the tip of an unhealthy iceberg.
The new Agriculture Bill could end 300 years of Browns farming their land
The Brown family has tilled the soil in the Welland Valley for more than 300 years, but Walter’s grandson Andrew fears the new Agriculture Bill will mean he is the last.
Mr Brown, 56, says the Bill fails to protect the UK’s world-leading food and welfare standards
And that could be the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for 40,000 family farms which would be replaced by massive US-style feedlots, where tens of thousands of cattle are crammed into pens with poor environmental standards.
We featured Andrew’s video on our social media last week, which attracted the attention of the Mail on Sunday. Read more about his story here.
Save British Farming founder, Liz Webster, has been corresponding with Minette Batters, President of the National Farmers Union about our campaign. In late June, we were told the NFU did not support our tractor protest in Westminster. On this page are follow-up emails showing our attempt to reach out, and the NFU’s continuing failure to support us (click the letter to enlarge).
After almost two weeks, the NFU finally responded to Liz, failing to address most of the points she made. They reiterated their belief that our active campaigning is wrong, and that their petition is the most effective way to pressure government (click letter to enlarge).
Farmers around the country are ordering our banners
We’re pleased at the take-up of our banners following the launch of our ‘board of broken promises’ campaign. We’re asking farmers to send photos in. So far we have them in Somerset, Wiltshire and Kent.
Board of Broken Promises
We have launched our latest summer campaign! We have specially designed banners, poster boards, and car stickers for:
🚜 Farmers to place in their fields
🏡 People to pace on their properties and cars
Our aim is to raise awareness about concerns to local communities from the new Agriculture Bill. This will affect food, animal welfare and environmental standards.
Save British Farming supports the bill being amended to enshrine our current high standards into law.
If you would like to support us, there are multiple designs available for you to order, including Save British Foods, Save British Jobs, Protect Food Standards, Protect Animal Welfare and many more!
Tel: 0161 818 7860 there are still some glitches with the website, so please call if in doubt.
No sunlit uplands for farmers
Rutland farmer Andrew Brown talks about his farm and what generations of his family have ensured for the community. The Browns have worked the land for over 300 years, but the new Agriculture Bill may ensure he will be the last.
Farmers make our food. They look after our countryside. The government should be looking after them.
Save British Farming is holding a series of expert panels. In our first with Sean Rickard and Danny Chambers, we ask, what is the new Agricultural Bill currently passing through parliament? How will it impact the future of our farms, our food industry and animal welfare?
Campaign founder: Liz Webster
Ex NFU Chief Economist: Sean Rickard
Renowned Vet: Danny Chambers
Moderated by campaign coordinator: Gemma Lane
“Recent polls show that between 80-90% of people in the UK are aligned against the lowering of food and animal welfare standards. For this Government to force through these changes against the values of the majority, is reminiscent of Margaret Thatcher’s obsession with the Poll Tax – which saw the worst riots in a century.”