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UK Sleepwalks Toward Food Crises as Higher Costs Hobble Farmers

  • Growers hit by soaring costs call for supply chain ‘fairness’
  • Britain facing ‘very serious’ food security issue, NFU says
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Egg shortages and rotting produce could be harbingers of the food-supply tumult coming the way of British consumers already hurt by inflation and a cost-of-living crisis. 

Soaring costs of everything from fertilizers to energy are putting massive pressure on growers already squeezed by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit, the National Farmers Union warned Tuesday. Prices for producers are failing to keep up with input costs, forcing growers to cut back on output and risking more businesses shutting down, the group said.