Ed Update: This post has been updated to reflect Britain's historical Brexit Vote to leave the European Union.
Voters around the United Kingdom cast their ballots on the divisive "Brexit" referendum yesterday, and have chosen to cut ties with the European Union by just a few percentage points. Many aspects of British politics and trade will be significantly impacted by a Brexit—a.k.a. British exit—but the industry with the most at stake could be Britain's food.
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The historic British exit referendum makes the U.K. the first to leave the 28-nation EU since the alliance was formed 43 years ago. This decision has sent ripples through the world's economy. While Brexit supporters think independence is key to moving forward as a country, Remain voters feared the separation from the EU could have a negative impact on financial growth, jobs, international investments, and trade—including the 80-billion-Euro-a-year food industry.