Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Charlie McConalogue claims it is absurd that the Government has refused to initiate a review of Food Wise 2025 in the wake of Brexit.
The 10-year Food Wise 2025 strategy was published in 2015 and sets out the strategic plan for the development of the agri-food sector over the next decade.
Deputy McConalogue believes that the Brexit vote demands an immediate review.
Deputy Charlie McConalogue believes that a UK exit from the EU represents one of the biggest risks to the Irish agri-food industry since the foundation of the State.
The Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Agriculture has been calling on Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to launch a comprehensive review of Food Wise 2025 to consider the new threats that have arisen following Brexit.
In a parliamentary reply to Deputy McConalogue, Minister Creed stated that he sees "no compelling reason at this point to review the strategy".
Over 50% of Ireland's beef exports and 33% of dairy exports are to the UK.