Food planning for continuing Brexit uncertainties
The report calls for local authorities to:
- Makes specific plans for social groups such as school pupils, the elderly and people in social care.
- Prepare plans for communicating with the public.
- Liaise with other local authorities and national professional bodies.
- Maintain pressure on central Government to provide better information about food supply risks.
- Liaise with representatives of food companies located in their geographical areas to ensure as full understanding as is possible, in accordance with their corporate lines of communication.
See more Brexit resources in the Research Library:
- Implications for business and trade of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit
- Brexit and Wales: A fresh approach to food and farming?
- Sugar reduction in post-Brexit UK: A supply-side policy agenda
- Fish, fishing and Brexit
- Local Authorities advised to prepare food Brexit plans
- A better Brexit for farm animals
- Hormone-treated beef: Should Britain accept it after Brexit?
- Brexit No Deal technical notices
- Feeding Britain: food security after Brexit
- Brexit business forum
Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering just over 10 million square kilometres or 6.8% of the global land area, but it is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of around 740 million people or about 11% of the world's population. Its climate is heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent. In the European Union, farmers represent only 4.7% of the working population, yet manage nearly half of its land area.