Coronavirus UK: Fears over food shortages rise as pandemic disrupts imported goods

FEARS of food shortages in the UK have reignited as the pandemic disrupts the flow of imported goods into the country.

The UK faces food shortages unless 70,000 Britons harvest the country’s fruit and vegetables. Those who “do their duty” will receive £15-an-hour, and will help counter the disrupted flow of foods being imported into Britain as a result of the pandemic.

So far more than 30,000 people have asked to join a new “Land Army” to “pick for Britain” and “feed the nation”.

The group is, however, 40,000 heads short of what is...
source: Express

2020-04-09 07:56
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