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OPINION: Outlook unsettled – The Guardian view on Brexit and farming

In his first speech as Defra secretary, Michael Gove called the impact of Brexit on agriculture and the environment the “unfrozen moment” .

It is a deft description of the potential for transformation that leaving the EU offers, which is undoubtedly what Mr Gove intended.

But it also conveys foreboding. That would be right too.

Redesigning what is by far the most important relationship for the UK’s food and agriculture industry is full of risk – to the price the consumer pays for their food, to the familiar landscape of Britain, and to the complex network of relationships that sustains the rural economy.

(Source: The Guardian)

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