UN predicts most severe food crisis for over 50 years.

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This crisis isn't about trade deals or the lack thereof. It's about chronic supply chain disruption and nobody capable of tackling the problem at the systemic level (or willing to).
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The next one will be if we don't act now and write to our MPs about it the Trade and Agriculture Bills. Anyone else written? I doubt it. Wasting too much time here to find time to dash off a quick email to an MP. And people here question our democracy when they don't take part in it!!
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kenneal - lagger wrote:The next one will be if we don't act now and write to our MPs about it the Trade and Agriculture Bills. Anyone else written? I doubt it. Wasting too much time here to find time to dash off a quick email to an MP. And people here question our democracy when they don't take part in it!!
I don't think they take any notice.
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They definitely won't if you don't write and that is the reason why many of them do what the lobbyists want rather than what the people want. People who don't write are to blame for many of the ills associated with our parliamentary system. You've given parliament over to industry lobbyists.
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UndercoverElephant wrote:This crisis isn't about trade deals or the lack thereof. It's about chronic supply chain disruption and nobody capable of tackling the problem at the systemic level (or willing to).
I agree.
The future choice may be between "food" or "not food" rather than arguing over chlorinated or not chlorinated chicken.

I see no near term food shortages in the UK, supermarket stock levels are recovering. In the medium or longer term I consider the situation to be concerning.
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Very interesting program on the radio Saturday morning about seeds and how demand leapt at the same time as there was panic buying at the supermarkets.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k1c8
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kenneal - lagger wrote:They definitely won't if you don't write and that is the reason why many of them do what the lobbyists want rather than what the people want. People who don't write are to blame for many of the ills associated with our parliamentary system. You've given parliament over to industry lobbyists.
They definitely wont if you do write, or march or even riot. To the extent that, occasionally, it appears like they do is only because there was a temporary aliment of interests between those of the political class and ruling class they serve and the letter writers, marcher or rioters.

That's all.
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careful_eugene wrote:Very interesting program on the radio Saturday morning about seeds and how demand leapt at the same time as there was panic buying at the supermarkets.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k1c8
Same here in the US. All the seed racks have been picked clean of anything that does well here.
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