Brexit could leave Britain with a bare larder, farmers warn

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NFU says UK produces only 60% of its own food and must increase production to avoid food insecurity after leaving EU

Britain must increase home-grown food production and build stronger supply chains to face Brexit uncertainties, the National Farmers Union has said.

In an annual calculation to draw attention to the UK’s decline in food self-sufficiency, the NFU said the national larder would be bare this Sunday if Britain opted for a cliff-edge departure from Europe and imports became unavailable.

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