6 Apr 2022

Brexit and pandemic could ‘permanently damage’ British food and farming industry

Home Affairs Correspondent

Labour shortages and price rises triggered by Brexit and the pandemic could leave the British food and farming industry permanently damaged, MPs have warned.

The environment, food and rural affairs committee said crops had been left unpicked in fields while healthy pigs had been culled because there weren’t enough butchers.

They say the government’s response has been ”disappointing”.