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Britain's wheat harvest this year could be almost 30% smaller than it was last year due to extreme weather, the National Farmers' Union has warned.
NFU combinable crops chairman Andrew Watts said: "A myriad of factors have hit arable farms this year, from the extreme weather through to news that there will be restrictions on neonicotinoids (neuro-active insecticides) to come in the future.
However, he said lobbying had led to potential restrictions on the use of certain pesticides amid concerns about their impact on bees and fungicides.
If the experts are to be believed and extreme weather is to become more frequent over the coming years,
Originally posted by steaming
Wheat grown in the UK is exported. The junk we eat, is imported. Tell me something new.