1. OVERVIEW
1.1. Catalyst
1.2. Summary

2. THE PUBLIC IS OPPOSED TO TRADE DEALS COMPROMISING UK'S FOOD QUALITY STANDARDS
2.1. UK consumers worried about post-Brexitfood safety standards
2.2. Public opinion is against sacrificing food standards to accommodate trade deals

3. PURSUING GLOBAL TRADE DEALS PUTS FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS AT RISK
3.1. UK's food safety standards have been reliant on EU food supply chain
3.2. Food imports outside the EU can be a public health risk
3.2.1. Pesticide regulation in the US and the rest of the world is relaxed
3.2.2. Ractopamine use in animals has identified side effects
3.2.3. rBST (bovine somatotropin) potentially harmful for animals' welfare and humans
3.2.4. Hormone-injected beef can be carcinogenic
3.2.5. Antibiotics use is more prevalent in the US and developing countries
3.2.6. Chicken litter use in the US can be dangerous for human and animal health
3.2.7. Chlorine-washing treatments leading to lower hygiene standards
3.2.8. Genetically-modified crops are widespread in the US
3.2.9. Harmful food additives
3.3. A trade deal with the US means adopting lower food safety standards
3.3.1. Relaxed labeling requirements a fundamental threat for consumers' choice
3.4. A race to the bottom for food quality and the likely destruction of UK's agriculture

4. A TRADE DEAL WITH THE EU IS SET TO BE FAR FROM IDEAL
4.1. A Canada-style trade deal is not feasible for the UK
4.2. A trade deal with the EU requires alignment of food standards
4.2.1. Post-Brexit legislation has already opened room for deviation from EU food safety standards

5. APPENDIX
5.1. Sources
5.2. Further reading

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List of Figures
Figure 1: Origin of food consumed in the UK (2018)