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A recent Euractiv conf. has highlighted precision farming & plant breeding techniques as important for food security. The 2018 precision farming market is set to reach $4 billion with an estimated CAGR of 13%. Precision agriculture is useful for crop nutrition b/c it can map soil types, improve crop yield, enable variable rate fertiliser (cotd).

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Earlier this year, the UK government announced a £1bn joint investment to stimulate the  AI industry following EU's announcement of a €20bn investment in funding their AI programs. For the UK, AI represents a £232 billion opportunity, which could raise UK GDP by 20% by 2030 with productivity rising 30% in tandem. The UK should capitalise (contd.)  

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Acc. to a CIEH report sent out to every council in the UK, ‘food resilience teams’ are being told to prepare for supply shortages. The report warns, risks to the food system include: price rises, reduced availability, & supply disruption. Every Brexit outcome will affect the food system, experts said, with a no-deal having the biggest impact. 

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9-in-10 businesses say Brexit has affected their ability to recruit and train the staff they needed this year (CBI). Net migration from EU declined to a 6-year low of 74,000 (ONS)- highlighting a deepening UK skills crisis. The NHS is under particular pressure, as greater than 100,000 doctors & nurses positions were unfilled at the end of Sept. 

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May told EU leaders she may ask for a ‘few months’ extra in order to complete an EU-UK trade deal and prevent the Irish backstop. However, on Saturday, Brussels made it clear that any extension of the transition must last at least a year. A year-long extension would mean £10bn add to the already £39bn divorce bill, totaling approximately £50bn.

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Recently, UK and EU officials agreed on the draft text of a Brexit agreement in a significant breakthrough for the talks, after intensive discussion, a cabinet source reported. On Wednesday afternoon, a special cabinet meeting will be held to determine its support from ministers. Progress is on the way, yet leading Brexiteers have (cont. below)

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German industry warns of no-deal Brexit implications, increasing pressure towards the UK-EU for a final deal. Recent IW Cologne study found, No-Deal Brexit could cause German exports to UK to decline by up to 57%, impacting pharmaceuticals, chemicals, autos industries. It's in both EU and UK's socioeconomic interests to progress on a deal.     

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May recently unveiled plans for a Festival of Brexit, emulating the 1951 Festival of Britain.  May hopes the 2022 Olympic-style event, projected to cost £120 million, will not only mark renewal but also spur investment in the country. This could be significant for emphasizing the UK's unique strengths and stimulating economic growth. 

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Flights could cease between the UK-EU in a no-deal scenario by making airline licensing between countries no longer valid. It's important that EU-UK work as one to facilitate travel, movement of goods, & minimize disruption to commerce (& tourism, agriculture etc). Economic investment, stability, and growth hinge on an unhindered compromise.

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Given the UK’s support for integrating GDPR and its current role in leading Europol’s cybercrime initiatives, it makes sense to strengthen cybersecurity ties with EU forward while establishing room to maneuver on its own. This would be central to helping mitigate rises in transnational cybercrime while protect vital computing infrastructure.

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Selena Zhao

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Joined this community on Sep 11, 2018

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NYU

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