Touch the Soil News #965 (Feature photo – The Royal Banner of Scotland – GNU Free Doc License)
Scotland, a small nation of 5.5 million people, is also part of the United Kingdom (Great Britain). Scotland has been in the news this year as the small nation is struggling with food insecurity. To complicate matters, Great Britain – which is looking at exiting the European Union – is facing potentially dramatic food inflation. Food inflation from:
- Increased food import tariffs as it imports over 60 percent of its food.
- Loss of lower cost labor from the EU to work on farms in Great Britain.
- Currency exchange rates which may contribute to food inflation by artificial price hikes on food imports.
The following video clip is an interesting take on raising food in the city – even if it’s in the front yard.