UK: Prime Minister to unveil plans to boost local vegetable supply

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will today unveil plans to boost farmers and encourage Britons to buy local by supercharging the production of home-grown fruit and vegetables.

Food security will be at the heart of Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit strategy and will include growing tomatoes in greenhouses as large as the Millennium Dome, now known as The O2.

Just 15 percent of tomatoes supplied in the UK are grown there, but the plan encourages British producers to use new-age greenhouse technology to reduce reliance on overseas traders.

Although the current level of food produced will broadly remain the same, £270million will be invested to supercharge production in sectors such as seafood and horticulture.

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