The NFU is taking its Back British Farming message on the road in a bid to build on the support already being shown from politicians, retailers and the public. An ‘ad-van’ will tour the country setting off tfrom Manchester, where it will also be part of the city’s Food and Drink Festival.
The nine-day tour will take in several iconic landmarks such as the Angel of the North and the Eden Project. It will stop off at Morrisons’ HQ in Yorkshire, and at the home of digger firm JCB in Staffordshire before heading to Cardiff Bay.
It’s final destination will be Angelus, a French restaurant in London, where owner Thierry Tomasin will become the first restaurateur to sign the Back British Farming Charter.
The charter was launched last month to highlight a decline in the country’s self-sufficiency.
The aim is to put more British food on British plates and more than 1,400 people have already signed up including Waitrose, The Cooperative and celebrity chef James Martin.
You can follow the Back British Farming tour on an interactive map here.
Source: NFU Online