UK tomato and cucumber farmers shut down production over energy crisis and labour shortages

Soaring energy and labor costs threaten the UK’s food security, industry leaders have warned, as pressure grows on ministers to find an urgent resolution to a set of deepening crises facing British businesses and households.

The National Farmers’ Union said British farms were in an “even more precarious position” than they had been in the early days of the pandemic when close to a third of the food industry was forced to close down overnight.

“We have a very real risk now of exporting parts of our farming industry overseas and reducing the capacity of UK agriculture to feed the country,” said the NFU’s vice president, Tom Bradshaw.

Source: Independent UK