Poor flood defences threaten England’s food supplies

Guardian: England's food supplies are under threat because farms and rural businesses are poor relations when it comes to funding flood and sea defences, a report says today. The government's emphasis on protecting towns and cities will expose low-lying food-producing areas to flooding and salination, according to the Country Land and Business Association (CLA). "Land managers need to be able to defend their properties ... even when the Environment Agency has withdrawn funding from what it regards as......

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