Vulnerability of the United Kingdom’s food supply chains exposed by COVID-19

Philip Garnett, Bob Doherty*, Tony Heron

*Corresponding author for this work

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Insufficient capacity in domestic food production, just-in-time supply chains and Brexit-related labour market challenges have weakened the UK’s food system. Building redundancy and diversity in the food system is essential for resilience in the COVID-19 recovery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-318
JournalNature Food
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2020


  • Supply chain resilience
  • food security
  • complex systems

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