Yeo Valley CEO concerned after Weston MP votes against amendments to Agriculture Bill
- Credit: Roxane Farley
Yeo Valley chief executive, Tim Mead, has voiced his concern on the defeat of amendments to the Agriculture Bill.
The House of Commons rejected the bill’s efforts to protect post-Brexit food standards.
Mr Mead believes the decision could have potential implications on British farmers’ livelihoods.
He said: “This ruling works against our commitments for mitigating climate change and the green recovery.”
Weston’s MP John Penrose voted against maintaining higher welfare standards in farming.
You may also want to watch:
The bill does not change the way Yeo Valley will operate – however, the company feels that it may discourage farmers to convert to organic.
Mr Mead added: “We are not making the connection between the climate crisis, the natural world crisis and our dietary health crisis – and by not doing so we are risking our health, wildlife and world.
- 1 Worle resident left with maggot-infested bins during heatwave
- 2 Versatile extended cottage with annexe in rural village
- 3 Electrical appliance retailer opens appliance showroom
- 4 Council hopes to reopen Weston Marine Lake later this week
- 5 Could self-driving pods be the future of Weston?
- 6 Disruptions to your journey by car across North Somerset
- 7 Covid warning issued in North Somerset
- 8 LOVE ISLAND 2021: Weston's Jake Cornish makes it official with Liberty
- 9 Popular Weston restaurant closes after nearly 60 years
- 10 Have your say on new stroke services
“The Agricultural Bill is at a crossroads – campaigns by the National Farmers’ Union and Jamie Oliver show that people in Britain do not want to see the standards that our food is produced to undermined or