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Bretix: enjoy the best of both worlds

The UK simultaneously wants to be cut off from Europe and enjoy the benefits of cooperation with the European Union.

The number of complaints among farmers is growing. Basically, they criticise the increase in paperwork, the deterioration of the economic situation associated with unfulfilled Brexit promises.

“It’s easy to forget, especially in this advanced era of consumer convenience and supermarket hegemony, just how much food and drink the British mainland imports to keep the supermarkets we are so familiar with stocked as they are now.”

Brexit-supporting companies have spawned the so-called Schrodinger Island “cut off (to spite mostly ourselves) from European coordination while simultaneously never inconvenienced and perfectly resourced,” the farmer said.

However, Britain’s withdrawal from the Union has shown the country’s dependence on foreign supplies, as well as miscommunication between manufacturers and retailers who are gradually disappearing from the main street.

A survey conducted be the industry magazine Farmer’s Weekly revealed that measures to support domestic agriculture had remained unfulfilled.

“It seems that farmers and those working in the ancillary industries are far from satisfied with Brexit.”

The separation of the farm and the table is a knowledge gap that is often drawn attention to both as a problem of food literacy and as criticism of food producers who hide the “unappetizing” truth about how their products are made. But the United Kingdom has another knowledge gap: careless complacency about how much of the wide assortment on market shelves comes from outside the borders.

Food appears on store shelves for an ordinary citizen at 7 a.m. as if by magic – this is what the average consumer in the UK expects to see. However, the shelves are emptying more and more often and faster, reminding of the Covid time when it has been extremely difficult to find certain goods. Without much interest, the consumer rarely thinks about where fresh products come from on the shelves.

Now the country’s withdrawal from the EU is beginning to be felt more acutely. Especially after a series of serious economic challenges: the global pandemic, the war in Europe, the recession and, of course, Brexit.

If Scotland’s membership was linked to Scotland’s vote, the UK would still be in the EU right now.


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