Digesting Food After Brexit
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union after 47 years of membership brought profound changes to the food system in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, requiring EU laws and protocols on agriculture, farm support, the environment, standards, safety and trade to be replaced with domestic regulations. These changes are still playing out and will have consequences lasting far into the future.
The FRC has investigated and commented on Brexit since the 2016 Referendum. As the outlines of the post-Brexit food system become visible, there are problems to be solved, policy implications to be untangled, and opportunities to be identified. The FRC will continue to analyse Food Brexit’s impacts, with a focus on how they advance or impede progress towards a more sustainable food system.