The Telegraph

The United States should lift its ban on the import of haggis in an attempt to tackle the country’s obesity crisis, a leading medic has said.

Lord McColl of Dulwich, a retired professor of surgery, said American Scots were being deprived of the “wholesome” food and as a result dying of obesity.

Lord Winston, a leading fertility doctor and television presenter, told the Lords that haggis was “revolting” but if it could be used to curb obesity it should be promoted in Glasgow.

Lord McColl, a Tory, urged the Government to demand the US administration lifts the ban on haggis.

The US does not recognise lung tissue as a permissible food stuff due to the risk of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, which can cause brain disease in humans.

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