NFU encourages consumers to back British this Christmas

As the final countdown to Christmas approaches, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is taking the opportunity to highlight to consumers how they can support British farming beyond the festivities. 

“When shopping in retail stores, we are encouraging consumers to get behind our campaign to support British farming,” said Minette Batters, deputy president of the NFU.

“One of the easiest ways this can be achieved is in buying produce displaying the Red Tractor logo, which also provides a guarantee of traceability, environmental protection, food safety and hygiene and welfare standards.”

According to the NFU, 12,000 people have used their Turkey Finder website, which helps ensure that British farmers are receiving support, as well as giving consumers the freedom to choose a bird which has been raised on a natural diet, bred for its flavour and reared locally to the customer.

“The festive season is a time when British produce such as roast potatoes, pigs in blankets and traditional turkey are treasured,” added Batters. “And while Christmas dinner is the cornerstone of Christmas Day, British agriculture has a far wider part to play this time of year with the provision of British trees, plants and beers, to name but a few.”

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