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Businesses look to ditch EU suppliers

Almost half of UK businesses are actively looking to work with more domestic suppliers to reduce their exposure to EU supply chains, according to a new survey. The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) said that 40% of UK businesses with EU suppliers have begun the search for domestic suppliers to replace their EU…
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Political Print: Gove’s big green vision

DEFRA secretary’s conference speech is full of bold talk on the environment but short on detail – especially when it comes to Brexit. By Nick Hughes. Last week, the Print predicted that Michael Gove wouldn’t be quite so reticent in promoting his vision for food and the environment following the non-appearance of his Labour shadow…
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Foodservice leaders upbeat despite Brexit ‘havoc’

Two in three senior executives in the eating and drinking out sector remain positive about prospects for their company in the coming 12 months. Performance has also been in line with, or above, expectations for over three quarters (76%) of the leaders surveyed by CGA. However, mounting costs and the UK’s divorce from the European…
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Think-tank calls for end to subsidies

The UK should end subsidies for food production after Brexit and instead pay farmers for delivering environmental services, according to a leading think-tank. In a new report titled Farming Tomorrow, Policy Exchange also called on the government to unilaterally phase out tariffs as part of efforts to unlock new trade deals, help developing countries and…
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10 things we need to know about Brexit

Talks with the EU are finally under way a year after the referendum and the food industry is anxiously awaiting the outcome, writes Nick Hughes. Friday marked the first anniversary of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Much has happened in the subsequent 365 days: there have been demonstrations, legal battles and most recently…
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Foodservice lacking bark as Brexit bites

The sector risks being forgotten if it doesn’t get its act together and start lobbying hard, writes David Burrows. Managing Brexit will need the whole food industry – farmers, food manufacturers and retailers – to find a single voice with which to lobby the government, said the National Farmers Union director general, Terry Jones, in…
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Campaigners demand Brexit protection of EU laws

Campaign groups have welcomed a government commitment to bring current EU environmental protections into UK law but called for more detail on how such laws would be upheld and enforced post-Brexit. Last week the UK government published its Brexit white paper in which it stated that “we will use the Great Repeal Bill to bring…
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Theresa May’s Brexit speech: initial analysis

The Prime Minister this week outlined her 12-point plan for Brexit, which included no place for the UK in the single market, a vote in both Houses of Parliament on the final deal and a promise to “get control of the number of people coming to Britain from the EU”. The hour-long speech was (unsurprisingly)…
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Looking for the bright side

His campaign rhetoric suggests President Trump will be bad news for the planet, but is there cause for optimism? What will a Donald Trump administration mean for food and the environment? It’s a sentence the Print never anticipated having to write, but then 2016 has been the year the political rulebook wasn’t just rewritten but…
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Sustainable diets in a post-Brexit world

Britain is a long way from being self-sufficient – and now is the time to reshape the food industry with health and sustainability in mind, writes Duncan Williamson. Food – how we grow, rear and catch it and what we eat – seemed to be largely missing from the Brexit debate. This strikes me as odd; it is the sector that will be most affected.

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