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Brexit could cause food disruption ‘unprecedented for an advanced economy outside of wartime’

A man places fruit and vegetables on display at a stall in Borough Market on July 3, 2017 in London, England. On 3 June 2017, Islamist terrorists attacked people with knives in the market after ploughing their van into pedestrians on London Bridge. In total, 8 people were killed and 48 were injured, the attackers were all shot dead by police. (Photo by )

LONDON — Academics warned the UK is “sleepwalking” into a crisis over food supply post-Brexit, with little signs that the government understands the scale of change and has a plan to cope with it.

Three leading UK food academics on Monday published a paper, reported by the likes of the Times and the Guardian, that warns Brexit could disrupt supply and prices for food in the UK on a scale “unprecedented for an advanced economy outside of wartime.”

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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