Telling us to grow our own food. Hmm, mebbe, if that’s what you want to do. But there’s something of a political agenda here, don’t you think?
Prof Lang, who advises the Government on the crisis, said that people who relied on the large supermarkets for their food did so at their peril.
"Ultimately people have to take more control of their food systems," he said.
"If you depend on Tesco or Sainsbury’s or Waitrose, you are a consumer. In other words your food supply is under their control. But if you garden and can grow at least some food to eat, however little, then you are injecting a little food democracy into your food supplies and asserting your food citizenship."
He’s the bloke that invented food miles. You know, that idea that it’s the transport of food which is bad for the environment? That wsa before anyone actually looked at the question, did the sums, and found that transport from farm to retailer is actually only 11% of emissions from the whole process. It matters a great deal more how the food is grown than whether or not it is transported.
So worth taking him and his agenda with a pinch of salt.