British farmers have pleaded with Members of Parliament to prevent a no-deal exit from the European Union (EU) in fear of its possible effects on the UK food industry.
Leaders of the British agriculture industry warned MPs that if no Brexit deal was struck with the EU it would only be the beginning of jacked up food prices, disrupted supply chain and farmers being out of work, The Guardian reported on Thursday.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that she would proceed with a no-deal Brexit in case lawmakers vote down an agreement that she has struck with the EU.
National Farmers Union (NFU) as well as three other key unions wrote in a letter that “Brexit will mean that, for the first time in a generation, UK politicians will have direct responsibility for ensuring our nation is properly fed. The implications, not only for domestic food supply but for the careful management of our cherished countryside, would represent an historic…