Jul 10, 2017

Shoppers 'in the dark' about Brexit effect

UK shoppers are "Completely in the dark" about the effect Brexit will have on their weekly shop, a former Sainsbury's boss has told BBC Panorama. "It's not anything to do with quality - it's due to the institutional arrangements with means the food prices are kept much higher to increase farmers' incomes." Ex-Sainsbury's boss Mr King is concerned that "There has been, in my estimation, almost no conversation about the potential impact of Brexit on the food supply chain by definition". He said with less than two years to go until Brexit, "Food needs to get on the agenda pretty soon". The government has said little about plans for food and farming after Brexit, and the new UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs secretary Michael Gove declined to speak to BBC Panorama.

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