Leaked document shows Johnson has no intention of maintaining high standards after UK leaves the EU
While the article below focuses on Boris Johnson's plan to scrap workers' rights post-Brexit, it's clear that his proposed deal would also make a bonfire of the EU's environmental and food safety rules.
That in turn would result in the UK's losing the EU regulatory framework for GMOs. The result would be no – or minimal – safety assessments for GM foods and seeds and no GMO labelling, in line with Trump's wishes.
Similarly, EU rules on pesticides and hormone-treated meat would cease to apply to the UK.
If Johnson's plan succeeds, the UK will be in a "race to the bottom" in order to match the lax US standards.
‘This confirms our worst fears’: Brexit deal will allow Boris Johnson to cut workers’ rights, leak reveals