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UK farmers warn of rotting crops after Storm Babet flooding

Potato and cereal crops are likely to have been heavily damaged by the recent devastating floods across the UK, farmers have warned. Entire fields have been submerged in water after Storm Babet swept across the country, with crops ruined. Extreme weather events are becoming more likely and frequent due to climate breakdown, and have caused food shortages and price increases. The storms have left at least seven people dead and hundreds more homeless after flash floods followed heavy rain. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/25/farmers-crops-uk-floods

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  • Gorffly mokua

    32 w

    This highlights the urgent need for resilient farming practices and infrastructure to mitigate the impact of such disasters.

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    • walter lungayi

      32 w

      It's unfortunate to hear about the flooding in the UK. The warning from farmers about rotting crops is concerning as it not only affects their livelihoods but also the availability and affordability of fresh produce for consumers. It highlights the vulnerability of the agricultural sector to extreme weather events and the need for better infrastructure and support for farmers in such situations.

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      • Edwin wangombe

        32 w

        this will threaten the country's food security

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        • Videlis Eddie

          32 w

          its saddening really sad.. this is a threat to the country's food security

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          • Rashid Kamau

            32 w

            The Uk Govt should urgently work hand in hand to tackle such catastrophes never to happen in the future.

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            • Abraham Jok Atem

              32 w

              It calls for urgent response

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              • Ann Nyambura

                32 w

                Nature is sending us a warning through these events.

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                • Rashid Kamau

                  32 w

                  @ann_nyambura_542 We need to respond to such catastrophes with positive swift solutions.

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  32 w

                  This is a serious threat to food security and must be dealt with by all means possible.

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                  • Jane Wangui

                    32 w

                    @joseph_githinji I wonder if the produce is ready, maybe it could be harvested?? Some if it might be salvaged.

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      32 w

                      @jane_wangui I agree this could be a great remedy.

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                    • Daniel Patrick

                      32 w

                      This is really worrying

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                      • Sarah Chabane

                        32 w

                        The situation in the UK is very worrying...

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                        • rosebellendiritu

                          32 w

                          Also another storm has been reported too..it's sad

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                          • Peter Kamau

                            32 w

                            This will create a food crisis

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                            • johnte ndeto

                              32 w

                              So hazardous and measures should be put in place to mitigate future crisis

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                              • Jane Wangui

                                32 w

                                @johnte_ndeto The farmers have put their time and invested in seeds to plant only for them to turn out rotten.

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                              • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                                32 w

                                This report underscores the harsh reality of climate change, as UK farmers sound the alarm on crop damage following Storm Babet's flooding. Extreme weather events like this are becoming more common, leading to food shortages and price hikes. Tragically, these storms have not only affected crops but have also taken lives and left many homeless. Urgent action on climate change is essential to mitigate these devastating consequences

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