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‘It’s too wet’: UK food security at risk because of record rain, farmers warn

  • Identify two factors which are threatening the UK’s food security

  • Explain why it is important for the UK to maintain its own supply of agricultural products

  • Using an example from the article, explain how price helps direct resources to the production of specific goods and services

  • Using a demand and supply diagram, analyse the factors contributing to record high prices for Maris Piper potatoes

  • Evaluate the extent to which a buffer stock scheme could be used to support farmers

Gavin Clarke, Emmanuel College

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