UK government launches ‘Grow for Britain’ strategy as food crisis looms

The UK government is launching a ‘Grow for Britain’ initiative to try and boost domestic food production, a leaked document has revealed.

Seen by The Telegrapha theoretically right-wing newspaper close to Britain’s ruling Conservative Party, warns that ‘the cost of food has real consequences for people across the country’ and that members of the Boris Johnson administration will work ‘to fight against poverty at all levels”. as we learn to live with recent events and manage the impact of cost of living pressures”.

The food strategy — the first drawn up by a British government in 75 years, according to The Telegraph – is being developed “at a time when food prices are rising dramatically, largely due to energy prices and exacerbated by events in Ukraine, which is very difficult for people across the country “, says the document.

“We are working closely with the food industry to understand the price impacts and any mitigation measures.”

Measures being considered include – perhaps unsurprisingly for a government that has promised to cut immigration but has helped it top one million a year – expanding seasonal migrant visas to include poultry workers and changing planning rules to simplify the conversion of land for agricultural purposes.

More controversially, the plan would include a requirement for government-funded institutions such as hospitals, state schools and National Health Service (NHS) prisons to provide a vegan option to their menus – perhaps the logic being that this will increase the demand for local products. fruits and vegetables.

The strategy also suggests that “a new generation of sustainable and efficient greenhouses” can offer UK farmers “opportunities to reduce our dependence on overseas production” when it comes to producing products that are not not well adapted to the local climate.

It will also focus on developing more organic-based fertilizers after the overreliance on Russian exports was exposed by the war in Ukraine and the associated Russian-Western sanctions clash – compounded by the announcement recent news that one of only two fertilizer plants in Britain closed due to factors such as rising energy costs

‘Everything we do now has to come through the lens of what it is doing for economic growth and easing the burden on British families,’ a source at Downing Street, the prime minister’s official residence, said. about the leaked strategy, saying that “[i]it’s going to be in everything we do.

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