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Post-Brexit warnings over US farming methods misleading, says ambassador



The US ambassador to Britain has attacked warnings that a post-Brexit trade deal will see chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-pumped beef arrive on supermarket shelves, branding them “inflammatory and misleading” smears.

In a strongly worded rebuke to critics of a proposed deal, Woody Johnson dismissed negative claims over agriculture as “myths” concocted by “people with their own protectionist agenda”.

The billionaire diplomat, whose fortune derives from the Johnson & Johnson dynasty, said a transatlantic trade deal would provide a “great opportunity” for both countries.

“But the British public has been led to believe otherwise,” he wrote in an article for the Daily Telegraph.



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