I was asked a few questions by Farming Today on Radio 4. The responses can be heard here.
I start at about 7.17.
Worstall: “Now this idea of chlorine washed chicken, and hormone fed beef and so on, is a different question. If we decide, or people are saying, you know, we must ban chlorine washed chicken from ever touching British lips and the thing is if no one ever wanted it then no one would buy it therefore no one would import it. The fact that people are arguing there must be a ban means that the people making that argument – if you call for a ban you must be arguing that the British people want it. Otherwise, why would you have a ban?”
Interviewer: “Well, isn’t there a concern that they might not know what it is because it might not be labelled?”
Worstall: “Well, OK, now the argument has shifted over to the fact that British people are too stupid to read a packet. All packets have labels, you can’t sell unlabelled stuff, we have laws about labelling. What’s the problem?”