Interesting article here posing the question of whether we have got the right balance in our trading arrangements with other countries.
Clearly, globalisation has given the world considerable benefits as describe d in the article, but it has also reduced our self-sufficiency.
We learned how important it was in the last world war that we should be self-sufficient so that we were not too dependent on other countries and now it seems we have to learn the lesson all over again with the Ukraine crisis.
Let’s hope our farmers respond to this crisis in good time for the planting season and ensure also that we don’t go short of meat this year. It’s time to step up, and the price farmers will get for their produce this year should make it worth their while.