The importance of the UK’s ability to feed itself has increased in line with the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit. Why? Well in 2016, the UK produced just 49 per cent of its food with only 23 per cent of the fruit and veg eaten in Britain grown here. That translates as €10.3bn (£8.8bn) of fruits and vegetables imported every year.

There are a multitude of reasons why this is an issue but chief among them is the environmental impact of global transportation of produce; and how that produce is manipulated to maintain freshness in transit and beyond…

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