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new uk ‘reforms’ could let milk from tb-infected cattle into food chain

new uk 'reforms' could let milk from tb-infected cattle into food chainfrom guardian: Controversial proposal among more than 200 reforms to food safety and environmental regulations put forward by farming regulation taskforce. Milk from cows that test positive for tuberculosis (TB) would be introduced into the human food chain under reforms suggested on Tuesday by government advisers on farming. More than 200 reforms to existing food safety and environmental regulations governing farmers and food producers have been put forward by the farming regulation taskforce, which reported to ministers from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on Tuesday. The group, made up of nine farming and food industry professionals, was set up last July, with the aim of scrapping swaths of legislation put in place over several decades to protect wildlife, the environment and human health. But farmers and food companies say some of the plans represent unfair and costly curbs on their freedom to do business.

#MorningMonarchy: October 20, 2020