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How filling the UK’s unused land with fruit and veg could help make us and our environment healthier – and help fight inequality

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We need land that supports better diets and helps lift people out of food poverty.

By Beth Daley
The Conservation
May 17, 2022

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The security of our national food supplies in the UK is a question of growing importance. The pandemic and Brexit have given us a taste of what food shortages can be like: and with the invasion of Ukraine, and the cost of fuel and fertilisers rising, more turbulent times seem inevitable. Since 84% of fruit and 46% of vegetables eaten in the UK are imported, these vital food groups are particularly vulnerable to supply crises.

Our research suggests that if all the green space across England, Scotland and Wales was used to grow food, it could provide around 40% of the fruit and veg currently produced in and imported into the UK. Publicly owned land makes up just under half of total green space, so even if just a small fraction of public spaces was used, it could make a huge difference to the availability of healthy food.

While this kind of urban agriculture is unlikely to ever replace conventional farming, it could play a big role in boosting food supply resilience and perhaps help ease some of the UK’s growing food insecurity.

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Source: https://cityfarmer.info/how-filling-the-uks-unused-land-with-fruit-and-veg-could-help-make-us-and-our-environment-healthier-and-help-fight-inequality/


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