The President of the National Farmers Union has said that the the recent UK immigration policy fails to “recognise British food and farming’s needs.”
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Without agreed and well-planned solutions, the report has warned that UK consumers will face higher costs and reduced availability of goods.
FDF’s latest data shows that the proportion of UK manufacturers who were pessimistic about business conditions declined in Q4 2019, with more reporting improved business confidence than in any other quarter of the year.
In a speech at the Old Royal Naval College, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hinted at the possibility of allowing genetically modified food to enter the UK from the US, with campaigners arguing this could pose a health risk to the UK public.
The letter was authored by Minette Batters, President of the NFU, and was signed by over 60 groups, including the Soil Association, British Poultry Council, RSPB, RSPCA, National trust, Greenpeace UK, the Food Ethics Council and the British Beef Association.
The Lloyd's Register report, compiled from online research of 1,000 UK consumers in August 2019, claims that one in three UK shoppers are questioning the safety of their food.
The UK is set to implement the smarter rules for safer food (SRSF) package, a set of EU regulations for the protection against animal disease and plant pests, regardless of the Brexit outcome.
Food experts globally predict a decline in employment, consumer confidence and international trade in their respective countries over the next six months.
A recent YouGov survey, commissioned by the Red Tractor Food Assurance Scheme, found that 8 out of 10 UK adults are not concerned about food safety and standards.
A joint statement on behalf of the UK meat processing industry has outlined how the no-deal Brexit temporary tariff plan will have consequences for suppliers.
As part of an exploration into Brexit and future agricultural policy, Head of Policy at SFT, Honor Eldridge, has detailed what the future might hold for Welsh farming post-Brexit.
Campaigners are warning of a “gaping hole” in the UK’s food safety regime, as figures have revealed that high numbers of food inspections are missed each year.
The NFU has called for the government to ensure that any new domestic agricultural policy looks to make growing oilseed rape viable for the future, after a recent survey revealed significant drops in oilseed rape yield.
Peter Hardwick, BMPA Policy Advisor, joined a panel discussion on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Inside Business’ to discuss the implications of Brexit for Irish food businesses.