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Two briefings by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), UK

These are two briefings by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).

The first POSTnote summarises land management options and policy options for sustainable agriculture and the constraints imposed by a new trading environment. You can find it here.

The second POSTnote outlines current UK trade in food and animal feed, examines the challenges raised to the security of UK food supply by withdrawal from the EU and analyses the policy options available for improving UK food security. You can find it here

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