Wednesday, 7 April 2010

What about our future food supplies and security?

This is also from my Election leaflet: "I disagree with Mr Paice [the sitting Conservative MP for South East Cambridgeshire] concerning the future of our Cambridgeshire Fens. My belief is that he has paid too much attention to the few proponents of the National Trust's so-called 'Wicken Vision' and too little attention to its many opponents. As 'shadow Minister of Agriculture,' I had been hoping that he would be a better supporter of farming and food-growing but it appears that he is still waiting to see which way the wind of public opinion is blowing."

All of the major political parties are supposedly supportive of more of our food being being produced here at 'home.' Some recall the times when rationing was the rule and we nearly went hungry. Our very best land is needed now to produce home-grown food. All that the National Trust produces on land that it has acquired are jungles of ragwort and thistles. We need to come to our collective senses regardless of 'the pressures of party politics' (see The Ely Standard, 4th March, 2010).

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