Fight Against Food Waste Becomes Ever More Important After Warmest and Driest Spring in UK History
Published: 4 May 2011
The fight against preventable food waste is becomingly increasingly important after news was released that the UK is experiencing the warmest and driest spring in its history.
With rainfall down to around 50% normal levels and temperatures on average 3-5'C higher than expected at this time of year, the BBC's rural affairs correspondent Jeremy Cooke said that the lower-than-average rainfall had prompted some farmers to warn that food prices could rise in future.
The dry conditions are already presenting challenges for those growing essential crops like wheat and means there is less grass for livestock, their correspondent added.
A BBC Weather Centre spokesman said: "The UK-wide records began in 1910, but the central England temperature series goes back to 1659, making it the warmest April here for over 350 years."
Courtesy of the BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13269741