Eat less meat or face food shortage: Nannying MPs’ astonishing warning is ‘unhelpful’, say farmers
- MPs warn UK ‘never more than days from a significant shortage’
- They say global surge in meat and cheese consumption is unsustainable
- Lib Dem Sir Malcolm Bruce says: ‘There is no room for complacency’
- But the report was branded ‘bitterly disappointing’ by farming unions
UK ‘a few days away’ from food shortage
BY TOM BAWDEN – 04 JUNE 2013
British people should eat less meat and retailers and food producers should be penalised for wasting food, according to a hard-hitting new report that warned the UK is “never more than a few days away” from a significant food shortage.