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BREXIT

The terms of our departure from the EU are still unclear, with the growing possibility of a no deal scenario. This would have a huge impact on British farmers and therefore the food we eat. If food matters to you, it really is time to have your say.

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'HARVEST OF THE CENTURY' FOR BRITISH WINE

While many crops have been affected by this year's volatile weather, the vineyards in Britain have boomed. Britain's wine growers are not only enjoying a high yield, but the quality of the harvest is great too. With the industry now worth over £131million, why not raise a glass to our British farmers.

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WHAT'S IN SEASON?

Did you know, an estimated 15 million pumpkins are grown in the UK each year? With Halloween around the corner, you'll be looking for the perfect pumpkin to carve. But pumpkins are more than just a decoration, they make a tasty meal too! So why not combine your pumpkin carving fun with one of our seasonal recipes. 


READY, STEADY, COOK
 
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FOOD AND FARMING IN THE NEWS

The Conservative Party Conference dominated the media throughout its duration and the NFU’s stand proved popular among MPs and the media alike. The stand was pictured in The Guardian, The Times and The Telegraph and was also visited by Sky News presenter Kay Burley as she broadcast live. 


The discussion over a Brexit deal continues and The Daily Telegraph looked into what a ‘no-deal’ Brexit could mean for food producers and manufacturers. NFU President Minette Batters was quoted in the piece which considered friction at ports, tariffs and migrant workers, where she said that a trade embargo on products ‘would have devastating effects’.


Climate change has been one of the priorities in the news agenda over the past few weeks following the UN report into climate change. It emphasised the need to limit global warming to 1.5C and warned that urgent changes are needed to cut the risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty. The NFU responded and said that farmers are ready for this challenge but following the year’s unusual weather, more needs to be done to weatherproof the nation’s farms.


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SKY LANTERNS: MORE HARM THAN CELEBRATION

Sky lanterns not only litter our countryside, they pose a serious danger to animals and livestock as well as a significant fire risk. The NFU is calling for an outright ban on the release of sky lanterns and we need your help to help boost our campaign. By tweeting your local council you can help raise the awareness of the dangers and ask them to consider a ban.      


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