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The UK food industry has begged the government to avoid a no-deal Brexit, warning it could lead to food shortages and price rises. Nearly a third of the food Britons eat comes from the EU.

In March, when the UK is set to exit the trading bloc, the proportion is far higher because most British crops are not yet ready to harvest. According to the British Retail Consortium, during the month of March 90% of the lettuces eaten in the UK, 80% of the tomatoes and 70% of soft fruit is sourced from the EU.

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