For the last 43 years, Britain has relied heavily on the European Union for its food, from pork to peaches to farm subsidies, not to mention that farm laborers who do all the picking of its homegrown crops. In the aftermath of the ‘Brexit,’ writes Carla Power, Britain “is going to have to rethink how it feeds itself, from farm to fork” and the hundreds of thousands of contracts, in a network of supply chains.

Britain imports nearly half of what it eats, over $50 billion a year in food, including most of its wine and beef and almost half of its fruit and vegetables.

Timothy Lang, a professor at City University London’s Center for Food Policy has “suggested that in their nostalgia for an independent Britain of the World War II era, Brexit supporters never considered the consequences for their dinner plates,” points out Power.

Read more at The Los Angeles Times

 

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