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Security of UK Food Supply

Published Tuesday, July 4, 2017

This note outlines current UK trade in food and animal feed, examines the challenges raised to the security of UK food supply by withdrawal from the EU and analyses the policy options available for improving UK food security

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The security of UK food supply is a key priority for the Government, particularly in light of the UK's forthcoming withdrawal from the EU. This note outlines current UK trade in food and animal feed, examines the challenges raised to the security of UK food supply by withdrawal from the EU and analyses the policy options available for improving UK food security.

POSTnotes POST-PN-0556

Authors: Peter Border; Ruth Barnes

Topics: Agriculture, Animals, Common Agricultural Policy, Countryside, Food, Research and innovation

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