Friday, March 25, 2022

Beef a sticking point in trade talks

British insistence that it will not take any beef from cattle treated with hormone additives has emerged as one of the main sticking points as trade negotiations opened between Canada and Britain.

Canada always insists that trade barriers be based on science and in the case of hormones approved for use by Canadian beef farmers, it says the beef is safe for human consumption.

Europeans, and now England, have said they will err on the side of caution.