Boris Johnson to launch food strategy: work harder for less

Soil degradation: It’s a huge threat to UK farmers but Boris Johnson seems to be encouraging them to over-farm their land and ruin it.

Boris Johnson really is the lawmaker of diminishing returns, isn’t he?

He’s about to launch his new ‘Grow for Britain’ plan – the UK’s first food strategy since the country was in the midst of rationing 75 years ago –

Rationing. Doesn’t that say everything about the poverty of Johnson’s thinking?

and it’s all about working harder for no material gain.

The food strategy… will say farmers need to be more productive and that planning rules should be relaxed to make it easier to convert land into farms to grow fruit and vegetables.

The document points out that currently, 57 per cent of British produce comes from 33 per cent of agricultural land – showing that farms could be more productive.

So – what, Johnson wants to over-farm our land, reducing it to uselessness in a few years’ time?

The strategy is also expected to contain plans to solve the migrant worker shortage, including by giving new seasonal worker visas to poultry workers on British turkey farms and replacing fruit pickers from eastern Europe with robots.

Is this the thin end of a wedge that will take jobs away from working people in the UK, increasing poverty, homelessness, lawlessness and illness?

Even though Britain’s climate would previously have prevented the growing of many crops, farmers now use “a new generation of sustainable and efficient greenhouses” which “provides opportunities to reduce our reliance on overseas production”, the strategy is to say.

Monday’s strategy will announce a “focus on pioneering more organic-based fertilisers” that are less reliant on global supply chains.

But the strategy will not announce any immediate support for households, focusing instead on “longer-term measures to support a resilient, healthier and more sustainable food system”

… but not a resilient, healthier and more sustainable population.

This is a short-term people-pleaser to win more votes for a prime minister with no idea how to fix the real problems underpinning the current crises destabilising the UK.

He’s just trying to shore up his own position and win a few votes from gullible people in rural constituencies like Tiverton & Honiton.

Source: Boris Johnson unveils ‘grow for Britain’ plan

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