Barometer

Where does our food actually come from?

18 August 2018

9:00 AM

18 August 2018

9:00 AM

Black list

Jeremy Corbyn was attacked for attending a ceremony for members of Black September, the terrorist group which carried out the Munich Olympics massacre in 1972. The group took its name from a PLO terror campaign in Jordan two years earlier. Some other black months:
Black January: Soviet crackdown against Azerbaijani independence, 1990
Black February: Floods in Brisbane, 1893
Black April: Fall of Saigon, 1975
Black May: Uprising against military, Thailand, 1992; Battle of Atlantic 1943
Black July: Pogrom against Tamils, Sri Lanka, 1983
Black October: Economic crises, 1929, 2008; kidnappings by Quebec Liberation Front, 1970; riots against privatisation of gas reserves, Bolivia, 2003; riots in Algeria, 1988
Black November: Execution of activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigeria, 1995
Black December: Series of shark attacks off South Africa, 1957

Who provides?

There have been predictions of food shortages in the event of a hard Brexit. Where does our food come from? (In terms of farm-gate value of unprocessed food.)

UK
49%
EU
30%

Africa
5%
North America
4%
South America
4%
Asia
4%
Europe excluding EU
2%

Source: Defra

Crime on the farm


The cost to farms of crime increased by 14% last year. In which counties did thieves steal the most and create the most damage?

Cost of rural crime in 2017
Lincolnshire
£2.12m
Cambridgeshire
£1.72m

West Yorkshire
£1.71m

Essex
£1.64m

Lancashire
£1.55m

Water, water

Which European countries have the greatest water scarcity, defined in terms of freshwater resources divided by population?

Most water-scarce
1,000m3 per person per year

Malta
0.23
Cyprus
0.35

Poland
1.6

Romania
1.8

Italy
1.9
Germany
2.3

Spain
2.4

UK
2.7

Source: Eurostat

 

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