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Brexit poses serious threats to the availability and affordability of food in the United Kingdom

Lang, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-1184-8344 and McKee, M. (2018). Brexit poses serious threats to the availability and affordability of food in the United Kingdom. Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdy073

Abstract

Brexit will have profound implications for health and health policy yet, while much attention has focused on health professionals, medicines and health protection, the risk of food insecurity, and thus health, has received less attention. We identify five major threats to the availability and affordability of food supplies. These are a lack of regulatory alignment restricting ability to import foods from the EU and beyond, a shortage of agricultural labour in the UK, increased prices of imported foods due to tariffs, damage to supply chains, for example, due to customs delays and loss of interoperability of transportation, and damage to agricultural production and food flows in Ireland.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Public Health following peer review. The version of record Tim Lang, Martin McKee; Brexit poses serious threats to the availability and affordability of food in the United Kingdom, Journal of Public Health, fdy073 is available online at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy073
Publisher Keywords: food, food supply, health personnel, health policy, ireland, labor, transportation, lack of food
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/21048
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