The UK has unveiled a 20-year food strategy that would include making land available for people to grow their own food.
See, it’s not as far fetched as some people might think.
Part of the plan entails facilitating cooperation between local landowners and community groups to make land available temporarily for food cultivation.
Rising consumer demand in the UK for free-range food has led to a greater production of such food. The UK is now 80 per cent self-sufficient in free-range eggs, compared to 16 per cent a decade ago.
Well, what is Malaysia’s food plan? Anyone knows? Are we going to sit back and allow vegetable prices to keep soaring? Or let MNCs and hypermarkets seize control of the entire food chain from seeds to retailing? Or simply import what we need from Thailand, China, Australia and the United States?
Shouldn’t we be encouraging more Malaysians to grow their own food while protecting our agricultural land?
See BBC report here.