UK will face food insecurity following Brexit: Report

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An academic report in the UK has warned about food insecurity following the country’s divorce from the European Union (EU).

Three leading British food academics on Monday published a paper — titled “A Food Brexit: Time to get real” — that warns the UK is “sleepwalking” into a crisis over food supply following the exit from the EU, known as Brexit.

They said Brexit could disrupt supply and food prices in Britain on a scale “unprecedented for an advanced economy outside of wartime.”

“The silence about the future of UK food since the Brexit referendum is an astonishing act of political irresponsibility and suggests chaos unless redressed,” the report said.

“The country could sleep-walk into a food crisis, unless these problems are acknowledged and addressed,” it noted.

Nearly 52 percent of Britons opted to leave the bloc during the EU referendum in June last year. The United Kingdom formally triggered the Brexit process on March 29 and divorce…

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