Did you see the news? A UK trade deal with Australia could have terrible consequences for our food standards, British farmers' livelihoods and the environment. Under plans announced today, cheap hormone injected beef and fruit and veg treated with harmful bee-killing chemicals could be imported to the UK. 
This is just the initial agreement of what a UK-Australia deal could look like. And there is already a growing backlash from MPs who want to be able to scrutinise the deal in parliament before it's finalised.  What’s missing is the voice of the public!
Trade deals are long and complex. The government will be counting on us not caring about the details. That’s why it is so powerful when we come together to show the government that the public won’t accept a dodgy deal which could harm our environment and farming industry. Together, we can help ensure that a UK-Australia trade deal is in the best interest of livelihoods, people and our planet.
Here's what the Open Letter says:
f you agree our standards shouldn't be lowered through trade deals, add your name to the open letter now and make sure any deal with Australia has real public scrutiny. Your name will automatically be added to the petition:
Thanks for all that you do,
Isabel, David, Megan, Sarah, Jana and the 38 Degrees Team.
 The Independent: UK-Australia trade deal: Why environmentalists are worried about bee-killing pesticides and carbon emissions
The Guardian: Fears UK-Australia trade deal could cause surge in tariff-free meat imports
 Financial Times (PAYWALL): MPs demand power to scrutinise UK’s post-Brexit trade deals
YahooNews: Businesses and MPs fear being blindsided by UK-Australia trade deal
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