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segunda-feira, 23 de outubro de 2017

Farmers: No quick fix for food security if Brexit talks fail





Monday, 23 October 2017
AGRIFOOD WEEKLY


Making the UK more self-sufficient will require big changes to consumption habits, such as returning to the days when the apple was more popular than the banana.
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Farmer’s organisations have also dismissed as “not feasible” UK government claims that Britain could simply up domestic food production after Brexit.

British Transport Minister Chris Grayling caused a stir when he told the BBC that the nation’s farmers would respond to the increased cost of imported food after a ‘hard Brexit’ by producing more themselves.

“We will grow more here and import more from around the world,” he said.

The minister added that the EU would do all it could to avoid this happening because of the damaging effect it would have on their farmers, for whom Britain is a major export market.

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