U.K.'s Self-Sufficiency in Food Is at Lowest in Decades: Chart

The U.K. is leaving the European Union at a time when it needs foreign food more than anytime in the past five decades. Self-sufficiency has been in decline since the 1980s, with the country producing 60 percent of its own food in 2016, according to data from the National Farmers’ Union. Some groups, such as Policy Exchange, have argued that achieving self-sufficiency could be “enormously expensive” and lead to environmental damage.

    Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.
    LEARN MORE