Our Back British Farming food standards petition

The NFU want to say a huge thank you to the more than one million people who signed our food standards petition in 2020.

It's because of the support we received from the British public that the government has answered our calls and created the Trade and Agriculture Commission – a body committed to safeguarding the UK's high standards of food production in future trade deals.

The UK's world-beating food standards

The British public made it clear that they want the food they eat to continue being produced to leading standards, even in the toughest global circumstances. 

We're proud of the farming families who produce our nation's tasty, high-quality and affordable food. But they're only able to do this if they can compete fairly with the rest of world. Every single one of you who signed the petition played a part in ensuring British farmers can continue to thrive and produce the food we love.



  • Posted by: R J Harvey Posted on: 03/06/2020 19:11:02

    Comment: We need top quality home produced food at a price we can afford
  • Posted by: W TurnerPosted on: 05/06/2020 21:53:51

    Comment: We must not allow cheap imports to undermine our standards of top quality produce. Also stop carbon footprint of travelling goods that we can produce here.
  • Posted by: Jonathan CurtisPosted on: 05/06/2020 23:07:17

    Comment: It is wrong to allow food into the country that is produced to lesser standards than our producers have to use. Producers from other countries must have the same standards as ours otherwise there is not a level playing field and that puts our producers at a disadvantage.
  • Posted by: K BarrowPosted on: 08/06/2020 18:05:33

    Comment: What is the point of us having to jump through hoops to abide by these standards for the British Food if the Government isn’t interested in backing our Industry
  • Posted by: Don MorrisPosted on: 10/06/2020 12:50:27

    Comment: We have had fine words from the government. Now we need these word translated into action by maintaining UK food and drink standards. We do NOT want to be sold out to the US.
  • Posted by: Nicholas StokesPosted on: 18/06/2020 16:10:22

    Comment: Don’t eat Chlorinated Chicken if you support British farmers!
  • Posted by: William ButterfieldPosted on: 18/06/2020 19:31:01

    Comment: Our Standsrds of Food production and Animal welfare are amongset the highest in the World and must not be undermined by food deals with Countries who do not reach our High standards.
  • Posted by: Peter BondPosted on: 19/06/2020 12:01:19

    Comment: I cannot understand why every MP does not support the NFU’s campaign. Nowhere do I see any arguments in favour of importing low standard food. So who is asking for this and why? Please can they stand up, state their reasons and be challenged publicly.
  • Posted by: D ChapmanPosted on: 21/06/2020 14:13:43

    Comment: A very worth-while campaign, very important