Farmers warn over climate change

UK agriculture must adapt to climate change which could cause a global food shortage, farmers are warning.

The National Farmers’ Union says the UK is in danger of losing skills and land which could be vital for the future.

A report is set to warn 60% of the best farmland is five metres or less above sea level, so much may be lost if global warming causes levels to rise.

The NFU’s Peter Kendall said unpredictable weather patterns could mean the loss of some food sources.

Increasingly unpredictable patterns might mean the UK could no longer rely on countries like the Ukraine to supply it with food, he said, adding that the UK must take farming food and biofuels far more seriously.

BBC NEWS | UK | Farmers warn over climate change

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