I support the Back British Farming campaign for a secure and continuous supply of homegrown food.
Recent events across the world show that we cannot always rely on other countries to provide for us. In the last two years alone a war, a global pandemic and an economic crisis have all put severe pressure on food production and our supply chains.
I believe that our shops should never be empty of any ingredients that are produced by farmers and growers in Britain.
Our family farms are ideally placed to produce food in the great British countryside, cared for by generations.
Farmers and growers must not be taken for granted. The cost of energy, animal feed and tools to grow food today are at historic highs, putting more farms across the country at risk*. There are already 7,000 less farming businesses in the UK today compared to before the Covid pandemic**.
* Source NFU
** Source: ONS