Fruit and veg ‘will run out’ unless Britain charters planes to fly in farm workers from eastern Europe

Fruit and veg ‘will run out’ unless Britain charters planes to fly in farm workers from eastern Europe UK urgently needs 90,000 labourers to pick crops that will otherwise die in the fields, warns charityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCharter flights to bring in agricultural workers from eastern Europe are needed as a matter of urgency, otherwise fruit and vegetables will be left unpicked in Britain’s fields, the government is being warned.Some large farms have already been chartering planes to bring in labour from eastern Europe. But farming organisations and recruitment agencies say that, in the face of massive disruption to the agricultural sector caused by the spread of the coronavirus, the government needs to step… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/28/fruit-and-veg-will-run-out-unless-britain-charters-planes-to-fly-in-farm-workers-from-eastern-europe