Should we be importing so much of our food?

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?

We run out of food this week

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

Goodbye harvest 2020.

No pot of gold at the end of this rainbow! Definitely the worst harvest in 40 years, for us anyway, though I believe some of the farmers on the southern chalk downlands have fared better. Meanwhile, those further north with no winter crop established at all are still to start. 2020 has been a horrendous year for everyone due to a multitude of issues. To … Continue reading Goodbye harvest 2020.