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Food for thought - May 2019

Food for thought keeps you up to date with everything that is happening within the Irish Agri-food industry. This edition looks at:

  • InFocus with Dr. Vanessa Woods
    Dr. Vanessa Woods is a Scientist and Consumer Engagement Professional, who launched the first Science Communications Consultancy in Ireland.
  • More to agri trade than Brexit
    At the Irish Farmers Journal/Grant Thornton Global Trade Conference in mid-March the pressing concern for delegates from the food industry and speakers was the impending arrival of Brexit two weeks later. However, as more recent events have pushed Brexit back until potentially October, the industry on the island of Ireland now has to reflect on the impact of other global events in 2019.
  • Tariffs impact of Brexit on the agri-food sector in Ireland
    Brexit uncertainty continues, with the date of the UK’s departure from the European Union postponed until 31 October 2019 (unless the UK ratifies a withdrawal agreement before that date). A ‘no deal’ Brexit remains a distinct possibility, given the current deadlock in the UK parliament over the nature of the UK’s departure.