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• The Atlantic reports on how the American poultry industry is having a great impact on the upcoming Brexit-Transition vote and it comes down to the usage of antimicrobial baths in chicken processing.
• What would happen if the U.S. adopted stricter regulations on poultry production? How are other food related industries affecting this Brexit vote?
LONDON—The United Kingdom is scheduled to exit the European Union on March 29. The clock is ticking to reach an agreement on a transition. Without a transition agreement, the U.K. will abruptly be ejected overnight from the European Union Customs Union and single market—a shock that could send not only Britain but also perhaps the whole EU crashing into recession.
Yet the first attempt to enact a transition law was rejected by the British Parliament on January 15. Sometime in mid-March, the British Parliament will vote again on a slightly amended version of the transition. A lot depends on this vote, for the U.K. and the world. And the deciding factor might turn out to be an unexpected hero: the American chicken.
Read the full article on the Brexit-Transition vote depending on the American poultry industry by David Frum at The Atlantic