Call to avoid risk of relying on global food supplies

UK - A leading agricultural pressure group has warned of the risk of relying on global food supplies as UK supplies were predicted to fall below 70 per cent by the end of the year.
calendar icon 2 July 2007
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With demand for food set to rise as the world population increases, the Commercial Farmers Group, a lobby group of farmers, academics and economists, said it was vital the government moved to halt the downward trend of UK food production.

Speaking at the Royal Show on Sunday, Henry Fell, CFG chairman, said the government and farming industry should embrace a five point action plan, including ensuring fair trade for UK farmers and investing in research and development, to ensure food production in the UK remained viable.

“We think 80 per cent of the food consumed nationally should be from the UK, but it will probably be below 70 per cent by the end of the year,” he said.

Source: Fwi.co.uk
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