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Eat turnips not tomatoes: Environment Secretary tells Brits facing veg shortage as she warns of month of bare shelves 23/02/2023
Eat turnips instead of tomatoes, Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey has told Brits facing the vegetable shortage.
The war in Ukraine and Brexit has led to serious problems for Kent farmers.
Lots of veg and tomato’s in Tesco in Budapest - @Riverford Guy speaks about why you don’t have them on your shelves.
Tomato shortage: How far is Brexit to blame? 03/03/2023
Some of the UK's biggest supermarkets are limiting sales of tomatoes and other salad items.
Three big retailers are placing limits on shoppers on some produce lines. What is behind the rationing?
UK supermarkets have been “hurt horribly by Brexit”, according to former Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King.
With a lack of foreign labour in Britain’s fields, crops are rotting and thousands of healthy pigs are being culled unnecessarily.
Cabinet minister in ‘complete denial’ over Brexit harm to Britain’s economy which experts put at £31 billion 13/06/2022
Treasury silent on damage being caused by Brexit to Britain’s economy and Bank of England accused of being reluctant to talk about it.
Extra trade barriers created by Britain's exit from the European Union and subsequent trade agreement have added 6% to the cost of food, researchers from the London School of Economics and other universities estimated on Wednesday.
A Coventry farmer was forced to throw tonnes of crops before they rot due to worker shortages on his farm since Brexit.
Boris Johnson rejects plea for emergency work visas after Tory MP warns ‘crops are rotting in the fields’ [2 mins] 15/09/2021
Producers having to throw away vast amounts of produce after EU labour dries up.
UK Stocks Of Italian Pasta, Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Tomatoes Are Running Low Because Of Brexit Red Tape 07/09/2021
Britons who enjoy a Mediterranean diet could face shortages of Italian pasta, extra virgin olive oil and tomato sauce as a result of Brexit bureaucracy issues, Italian producers have warned.
One industry representative said there are 500,000 vacancies across the supply chain, which means Brits should expect food prices to increase.
Will there be food shortages after Brexit? 08/12/2020
Leaving the EU single market and customs union will bring new friction and red tape for food importers
UK reliance on EU food imports is a major risk if the country crashes out of the union. / Walk into any British supermarket and you will be surrounded by European products, from Italian cheeses to French wines. Around 30% of all food consumed in the UK is imported from the EU, but for some foods, such as spinach and olives, the EU is practically the UK’s sole supplier.
Analysis comes as government expected to outline plans to mitigate price shock next week.
Cheese, beef and tomatoes are three foods that could be most at risk.