We Need Joined Up Government Thinking On Food Production

PUBLISHED: 11:16 11 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:01 04 May 2010

I HAVE just seen Hilary Benn on television and I wrote down three direct quotes from him. We ve already seen food riots in other countries. We are going to need a big increase in food production. I want British farmers to produce as much food as pos

I HAVE just seen Hilary Benn on television and I wrote down three direct quotes from him.

"We've already seen food riots in other countries."

"We are going to need a big increase in food production."

"I want British farmers to produce as much food as possible."

Mr Benn is 100 per cent right, but the authorities are still supporting officially in my area of the Cambridgeshire Fens the National Trust's Wicken Vision which is already taking out of food production of thousands of acres of the finest food-growing farm land in the country, nay, the world.

We need some joined-up government here and a stop to this lunacy which, believe it or not, has the support of the Green guru in Cambridge, Mr Tony Juniper.

GEOFFRY WOOLLARD

Chapel Farm

River Bank

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