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Shoppers more concerned about food prices than British farmers going bust

A new study has shown shoppers are more concerned about high food prices than British farmers going out of business post-Brexit.



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Shoppers more concerned about food prices than farmers going bust

The research, carried out by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) ahead of this year’s Open Farm Sunday, found 61 per cent of people were worried about a hike in food prices when the UK leaves the EU and 33 per cent feared fewer foods would be available.

 

Just 25 per cent were concerned about Brexit’s impact on farmers.

 

LEAF chief executive Caroline Drummond said: “It is essential that as we work towards leaving the EU, the public understand what farmers do for us all.

 

Vital role

 

“Farmers play a vital role – not just in producing the food we eat and caring for the countryside, but also contributing to so many aspects of our daily lives – from medicines and cosmetics, to fuel and even what we wear, the cars we drive and the buildings we live and work in.”

 

The survey showed shoppers were most worried about not being able to find continental cheese (21 per cent), soft fruits such as raspberries and strawberries (18 per cent), tomatoes and peppers (15 per cent) and chocolate (14 per cent).

 

Farmers were also polled as part of the research, and while 40 per cent of those surveyed believed people should be willing to pay more for British food, 17 per cent of consumers actually think British produce should be cheaper than its foreign counterparts.


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