Share your thoughts on the new agriculture bill

The Guardian | Jan 16, 2020 at 11:26 AM
  • After Brexit, the UK’s food security is to be regularly assessed by parliament to ensure minimal disruption to supplies while new trade deals are being sought, outlined in a new agriculture bill, introduced to parliament on Thursday.
  • British agriculture is facing the biggest shakeup in 40 years, and the bill requires a regular report to MPs outlining supply sources and household expenditure on food, as well as consumer confidence in food safety.
  • The move reflects concerns over potential disruptions post-Brexit, as more than a quarter of Britain’s food comes from the EU and nearly a fifth from other countries.