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Brexit could herald end to British fruit and veg sales, producers warn

August 6, 2016 10:11 AM
By Damian Carrington in The Guardian

Fruit and vegetables on sale at a covered market in France.Many of the country's biggest producers say that without a scheme for seasonal workers, homegrown produce would all but vanish from the shelves.

British fruit and vegetables would all but vanish from shops if Brexit means the foreign workers who pick virtually all the home-grown produce are no longer able to come to the UK, according to some of the country's biggest producers.

They warn that the nation's food security would be damaged and that produce in UK shops would become more expensive if the freedom of movement for EU workers came to an end. They are urging ministers to set up a new permit scheme for seasonal workers.

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