World food prices rose for a second consecutive month in September and is now approaching a record 10 year high. This is mostly caused by a global increase in the price of cereals and oilseeds. In the summer of 2020, Russia and Kazakhstan both constrained or even stopped completely their export of agricultural commodities. Further price rises have been spurred on by disruptive weather events … Continue reading Should we be importing so much of our food?
Farming Matters September 2021The highs and lows of harvest 2021 seem a good place to start this time. It’s definitely not a vintage harvest, but there are much better yields of grain than last year. Oh, the agony and ecstasy of harvest! It marks the culmination of a year of hard work battling against the elements. When we plant the crops, we have no idea … Continue reading Rocking around the clock on the combine
Around about the 20th of August we will run out of food. A sobering thought but actually not likely to happen whilst we can still import food from other countries. The statement does bear further scrutiny though. This is the date that the country would notionally run out of food if the public had only eaten British produce from the 1st January. As a country, … Continue reading We run out of food this week