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Food Waste Rising on British Farms Due to Lack of Workers, NFU Boss Says

Food is being ploughed back into land on farms.

Food is being ploughed back into land on farms.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Good food is routinely going to waste on farms across the country due to a lack of workers, the head of the National Farmers' Union has said.

Minette Batters said there was an "absolute crisis", meaning food was being ploughed back into land on farms.