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The impacts of Brexit on agricultural trade, food consumption, and diet-related mortality in the UK


The British withdrawal from the EU is expected to lead to significant changes in the UK’s trade relationships with the EU and with other countries who currently have trade agreements with the EU. This could have large impacts on the British food system and diet-related risk factors because the majority of the domestic demand, e.g. for fruits, vegetables, and some meats, is currently met by imports.

Here the authors analyse the potential implications of Brexit for changes in agricultural trade, food consumption, and chronic disease mortality related to changes in dietary risk factors. 



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Florian Freund
Marco Springmann

Type: Journal Articles & Working Papers