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Will Brexit be as bad as some fear? ©iStock

How is Brexit shaping up for the food sector?

By David Burrows

As Brexit negotiations between London and Brussels rumble on, the future trading relationship continues to concern the business world. How is the prospect of Brexit shaping up for the food sector?

Trade deals such as the impending Brexit, and NAFTA renegotiations were among the economic issues affecting dairy in 2017.

Optimism and issues - an interesting year for dairy

By Jim Cornall

Farmgate prices went up a bit in 2017, although not as much as farmers hoped, and value-added products continued to dominate companies’ strategy to get more money from raw milk.

Food sector calls for speed as Brexit talks move to phase two ©wildpixel/iStock

Food sector breathes relief as Brexit talks to move to stage two

By Katy Askew

The UK food sector has welcomed news that Brexit negotiations will move to stage two – the future trading relationship – after the European Commission confirmed “sufficient progress” has been made on discussions over the divorce settlement.

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EU needs a comprehensive food policy, says EESC

By Niamh Michail

Europe needs a comprehensive, over-arching food policy because the current system does not lead to sustainable food systems, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

New Carbon Fund launched to help vulnerable populations ©iStock

Danone, Firmenich invest in carbon impact fund

By Katy Askew

Danone and Firmenich, alongside six other partners, are investing in a second Livelihoods Carbon Fund that aims to raise €100m by the end of 2018 to accelerate their actions on climate change.

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