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United Kingdom (Great Britain) Food Jitters

Touch the Soil News #1073 (Feature photo – Palace of Westminster, the seat of both houses of Parliament of the UK – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Next March (2019) Great Britain is slated to leave the European Union. Unfortunately, Great Britain must import 40 percent of the food the empire consumes – most of it coming from the European Union it plans to leave. This summer, Great Britain is facing severe drought conditions which hamper internal food production. Global trade and alliances have crept into modern life in the UK to such proportions, that the British nation may have even less control over its destiny without the protection and preferential…

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The Risk of Politicians Overlooking Food

Touch the Soil News #458 The world’s issues are complex and it is easy for policymakers (and politicians) to overlook the importance of food and farming. While it has not been in the forefront of the news the past month, the pending exit of Great Britain from the European Union is getting closer scrutiny. While the U.K is far away, it is not out of the question that lack of political focus on food may impact the U.S. more in the future. For over 40 years, the British food chain has become intertwined with that of  Europe. Today Britain’s food security materially rests with the European Union. Recently, the Los…

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