UK adaptations: Food resources

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    Professor Iain Stewart explains that, because the UK imports food from many countries, climate change impacts on food security abroad could affect the UK as well. We may decide to adapt by growing more of our own food, and may be assisted by initial positive effects of warmer temperatures and longer growing seasons. However, if drier conditions become more prevalent – especially in the Southeast – UK farmers may need to adapt by changing the types of crops they grow and implementing more efficient irrigation methods.