Tag Archives: extreme weather

DEFRA leadership key to long-term UK food security, say MP’s

EXTREME WEATHER events and increased demand for foodstuffs from emerging economies such as China need DEFRA leadership to guarantee the UK’s long-term food security, say MPs.                           Launching a report on the food production and supply dimensions of food security, Anne McIntosh, Chair…
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Let’s take the lead on climate change

EXTREME WEATHER is an increasing threat to global food production but strong leadership was lacking from politicians at the UN climate conference. Foodservice now has a chance to set the agenda, says David Read.                           Few people get to experience what a farmer goes…
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Potato stocks down by almost 20%

ONE OF the wettest winters and coldest springs recorded has led to the lowest yielding potato crops since the drought of 1976.                   The Britsih Potato Council has warned that stocks are down by almost 20% like for like on last year. Many other crops are also…
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