From The BBC:
Scientists try to boost crop yield
A “radical rethink” of how the UK produces and consumes its food is needed, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has warned.He was speaking at the launch of the government’s assessment of the threats to the security of what we eat. The food supply was currently secure but population growth and climate change could have an impact, he warned. Producers, supermarkets and consumers have been invited to suggest how a secure food system should look in 2030. Some of the findings from the consultation are expected to be published in the autumn.
As well as launching the consultation process, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published a scorecard-style assessment of the current state of the UK’s food supply.
“Food is absolutely essential, and over the past few years we did see a food price increase – not only in the UK, but across the globe,” he told BBC News. “We th…