Food for Brexit
The Irish government is investing €8.8 million in the launch of a new National Food Innovation Hub to help the country's crucial food sector better manage Brexit. The aim is to develop a business innovation network comprising dairy outfits, incubators and public-private R&D programmes focussing on food processing and quality.
The hub will be located at the Teagasc Moorepark Campus in Fermoy in southern Ireland and will partner with the Teagasc Food Research Centre and Moorepark Technology Limited, which is backed by the state-backed agri-food R&D agency Teagasc.
The Irish government has major Brexit concerns as the UK’s departure from the EU could lead to the re-imposition of a border with Northern Ireland. While the UK says a technological fix will smooth transition, a recent report poured cold water on any such solution calling it, ‘largely unfeasible’.