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UK to run out of food with no-deal Brexit, farmers warn
    2018-08-08  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

BRITAIN would run out of food by this time next year if it cannot continue to easily import from the EU and elsewhere after Brexit, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has warned.

Minette Batters, the NFU president, urged the government to put food security at the top of the political agenda after the prospect of a no-deal Brexit was raised this week.

“The U.K. farming sector has the potential to be one of the most affected sectors from a bad Brexit – a frictionless free trade deal with the EU and access to a reliable and competent workforce for farm businesses is critical to the future of the sector,” she said.

Batters’ warning came a fortnight after Brexit secretary Dominic Raab said Britain would have “adequate food supplies” after Brexit.

While Downing Street has insisted it is confident an agreement can be made in time, international trade secretary Liam Fox warned over the weekend that the prospect of a no-deal Brexit was now at “60-40,” fuelling fears at the NFU and among food importers.

Food security in Britain is in long-term decline, with the country producing 60 percent of what it needs to feed itself, compared with 74 percent 30 years ago, according to figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).  (SD-Agencies)

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