This is an outstanding, must-read, article from EuroActiv, highlighting the UK’s serious risk of food shortages in coming years.
via UK will need to import over half of its food within a generation, farmers warn | EurActiv.
All the major political parties seem to be playing with policies to appease voters. Nobody is prepared to make a strategic assessment – it’s deeply worrying. Why isn’t food availability being addressed in the election?
Personally, I’m pro-Europe and fortunately countries like France still produce a great deal of food. Have the anti-EU politicians thought about food shortages? If the UK can’t turn to the EU, surely it’s too late to renew imports from the former colonial countries?
Unfortunately, with defense cuts, the UK does not have a navy to protect food imports.
Most importantly, recent governments have been hard on UK farmers. And don’t forgot that UK farms are dependent upon immigrant labor because the indigenous population don’t want to work on farms.
What a mess!