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Emergency Planners Warned Of No-Deal Food Shortage Risks – Just One Month Before Brexit

The government has warned local emergency planning groups across England there could a drop in the food available to Brits if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal, HuffPost UK has learned. Michael Gove’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Local Government Ministry are understood to have sent the country’s 38 Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) a joint letter assuring them that even in the worst-case no-deal Brexit scenario, there would not be widespread food shortages. But there may be “reduced availability” of food and...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Saturday, 16 February