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Food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published “Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit” - a summary of the responses to its consultation.

Key findings include:

  • Most respondents supported simplifying the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy during the last years of the UK's membership.
  • Some respondents pointed to land availability as a barrier to new farmers.
  • Many respondents wanted immigration measures to ensure that there are enough agricultural workers.
  • Many respondents supported public access to land, but some farmers were concerned about damage to their businesses and property.
  • Many respondents thought that public health should be treated as a public good by the government. (For a discussion of the definition of “public health” in economics vs. in health, see here and here.)

Read more here and download the full report here (PDF link). See also the Foodsource building block What are food systems?

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08 Oct 2018
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