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2 minutes ago, retep said:

Here's food for thought,

 

"Self-sufficiency Day: Farming growth plan needed"

https://www.nfuonline.com/self-sufficiency-day-farming-growth-plan-needed/

Might struggle to get everyone on board, changing the culinary preferences and indeed growing it all by October 31st, but I like the attitude.

 

Now we just need veg pickers. You up to do that job?

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Various food factorys are all quite worried, especially those dealing with fruits (so most sweet products)

They import most fruit currently due to the vast quantities needed, with import tariffs these factorys could quickly close. 

 

Another stream of people off down the job centre.

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12 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

Now we just need veg pickers. You up to do that job?

Most in-season veg is not picked by hand but by machine. Getting back to some other comments; a shortage of process foods may be a good thing as they are linked to obesity and a shortage of out of season fruit and veg is not much of a problem to most.

4 minutes ago, geared said:

Various food factorys are all quite worried, especially those dealing with fruits (so most sweet products)

They import most fruit currently due to the vast quantities needed, with import tariffs these factorys could quickly close. 

 

Another stream of people off down the job centre.

Not really as most of these factories are mainly automated anyhow and employ few staff to do physical work.

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8 minutes ago, geared said:

Various food factorys are all quite worried, especially those dealing with fruits (so most sweet products)

They import most fruit currently due to the vast quantities needed, with import tariffs these factorys could quickly close. 

 

Another stream of people off down the job centre.

According to Tinfoils post jobs will be available.

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Just now, retep said:

According to Tinfoils post jobs will be available.

In fairness the premise was based on the assumption we can suddenly go from growing 60% of our food needs to 100% in 8 weeks.

10 minutes ago, Dromedary said:

Most in-season veg is not picked by hand but by machine. Getting back to some other comments; a shortage of process foods may be a good thing as they are linked to obesity and a shortage of out of season fruit and veg is not much of a problem to most.

Not really as most of these factories are mainly automated anyhow and employ few staff to do physical work.

There are 390k employed in food and drink manufacturing in the UK.

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7 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

There are 390k employed in food and drink manufacturing in the UK.

That may be true for the whole industry but geared was talking  about most sweet products, which incidentally rely mainly on already processed syrups and flavourings for inclusion in sweet products and not imported fresh produce.

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11 minutes ago, Dromedary said:

That may be true for the whole industry but geared was talking  about most sweet products, which incidentally rely mainly on already processed syrups and flavourings for inclusion in sweet products and not imported fresh produce.

No I was talking about imported fresh produce, so the people making those various bits and pieces.

Jam for example imports lots of fruit to make a product that is sold domestically.

 

Although processed syrups and flavourings also have to come from somewhere, either made here or imported and it's the need to import (and pay a tariff) that is the real worry.

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4 minutes ago, geared said:

No I was talking about imported fresh produce, so the people making those various bits and pieces.

 

Jam for example imports lots of fruit to make a product that is sold domestically.

Oh I see, sorry when you said sweet products I though you meant stuff like Haribo etc make. But a jam shortage is not very problematic either, in fact I dont know anyone who buys it!

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12 minutes ago, Dromedary said:

Oh I see, sorry when you said sweet products I though you meant stuff like Haribo etc make. But a jam shortage is not very problematic either, in fact I dont know anyone who buys it!

Jam consumption has dropped alot - only worth £106m if I read it right. Peanut butter is up up up and we don't grow enough peanuts.

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52 minutes ago, geared said:

Although processed syrups and flavourings also have to come from somewhere, either made here or imported and it's the need to import (and pay a tariff) that is the real worry.

Manufacturers will just do the normal and use "shrinkflation" to combat any rise in costs. In any case if people are made redundant then that also solves the problem of who will pick the veg!

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1 hour ago, Dromedary said:

But a jam shortage is not very problematic either, in fact I dont know anyone who buys it!

You could say that for most industry though, it's only really a problem for those working there who end up out of a job.

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