The vote by the EU Parliament to oppose the Mercosur trade deal as it currently stands is the latest evidence that support for the deal in Brussels is slipping. This is welcome news for farmers, and it reflects a growing realisation that having a strong focus on sustainability within the EU isn’t compatible with the Mercosur deal in its current form. It also reflects a mood that has been building for some time.

Demanding environmental and climate standards were put in place for farmers in the Farm to Fork strategy