If EU workers cannot work for British companies, the UK will face higher food prices, according to 30 food and drink associations.
In a letter to the Guardian newspaper they say that EU workers have an important role in the supply chain and some are already starting to leave.
The associations asked the government to give clear assurances to EU workers that they can stay in the UK.
The Home Office said in response it would try to use the food industry’s knowledge and would make sure their voice is heard. Nearly four million people in the UK work in food production or sales, but almost a third of workers in food manufacturing in the UK are from the EU.
What will happen to UK food prices if EU workers leave? Where do many EU workers work? How important is the food industry in the UK? What will happen in your country if EU workers leave the UK?
Define the words:
role - task, position, job
supply chain - stages in making and delivering a product
association - a group
in response - as an answer
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What role do you play in your company’s supply chain? Is your company part of a trade association? Which one, what does it do? Has your trade association said anything in response to Brexit? Should it?
Find an example of the first conditional in the text In the second paragraph, find the use of the present continuous (are +ing). Why is it used here?