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Old 08-01-2019, 10:48 AM
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:11 AM
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Given the increasing uncertainty of UK food supplies - not just short term via Brexit but long term via Climate change - should we be aiming to become more self sufficient?
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:15 AM
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:01 AM
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On average, we import around half of all our fruit and veg. This peaks at 80% in April, making it the worst time for a no deal brexit. To view the link you have to Register or Login
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:23 AM
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:27 AM
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Given the increasing uncertainty of UK food supplies - not just short term via Brexit but long term via Climate change - should we be aiming to become more self sufficient?
Yes. We should be seeking to reduce the food miles of products as part of measures to fight climate change.
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Expect that figure to go down as agricultural land is increasingly built on to accommodate population growth.
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:08 PM
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Opening line 'It is the controversy that nobody understands' should have read 'This is the rambling article that nobody understands'.
The most tenuous link to Brexit yet.
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Old 10-01-2019, 08:09 AM
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Start getting those tins in now. Not much longer before the panic starts and those shelves start emptying. Those thoughtful and kind no deal quitters will be pushing you out of the way and treading on your prostrate body in the stampede.
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11/1 on Betfair that there will be food rationing this year
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Start getting those tins in now. Not much longer before the panic starts and those shelves start emptying. Those thoughtful and kind no deal quitters will be pushing you out of the way and treading on your prostrate body in the stampede.
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