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British farmers can still produce competitively priced food – even if they face higher animal welfare standards and environmental measures, Defra secretary Michael Gove has insisted. Higher production standards did not necessarily mean higher costs for farmers, Mr Gove told peers investigating the impact of Brexit on food, farming and the environment. In fact, food producers, consumers and the environment could all benefit, he said. Mr Gove’s comments are likely to fuel concern among some farmers that the government is […]
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