While Brexit could bring trade issues, a feed company official says one benefit would be access to genetically modified crops approved by the U.K. but not in Europe.  |   Chris McCullough photo

Unknown impact of Brexit worries feed company in Northern Ireland

The divorce of the United Kingdom from the European Union could herald a period of reduced feed costs for Northern Ireland’s livestock farmers if trade negotiations work out in their favour. Post Brexit, Northern Ireland will be the only part of the U.K. that physically borders the European Union (Ireland), which will present trading challenges […] Read more

U.K. farmers may face trade hurdles because U.K. exports will be required to meet international regulations.  |  File photo

U.K. farmers will lose in Brexit move

Across the centuries, Great Britain has given the world many things uniquely British — the Puritans, Andrew Carnegie, the Beatles. However, on June 23, it gave the world another significant gift: a big step into the dark abyss of a go-it-alone future in today’s ever-globalizing world. Sure, most of the United Kingdom’s citizens who voted […] Read more

In the long run, it's hard to say what will happen, but free trade with Europe now seems much less likely than it did two days ago, says Sylvain Charlebois, the dean of management and an expert in food processing economics at Dalhousie University. | File graphic

Brexit casts cloud over Canada-EU trade deal

In the short term, the Brexit means Canada-U.K. and Canada-EU trade could be disrupted by currency volatility. In the long run, it’s hard to say what will happen, but free trade with Europe now seems much less likely than it did two days ago. Those are some of the quick conclusions of Sylvain Charlebois, the […] Read more