Bittersweet Brexit – The Future of Food, farming, Land and Labour
Following the decision to leave the EU, we are in for some of the biggest changes in our food and farming for generations – perhaps for over 150 years. Some believe that the world is our oyster and we are going to become a land of milk and honey. Others think this is about to bite us back – bigstyle. In terms of subsidies, standards, regulations, imports, exports, tariffs and quotas – all built up over 40 years – we have a lot to loose and perhaps not much to gain, in terms of where our meals are going to come from for our next generation.
Dr Charlie Clutterbuck is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Food Policy, City University, London and has a long term interest in food and farming.