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Anna Hill hears how hi-tech horticulture powered by LEDs could bring rose growing back to Britain. Chris Plackett from the farm energy centre in Warwickshire explains how this could help reduce the 75% of flowers we currently import.
As a hosepipe bans loom, the Environment Agency tells Farming Today the drought could spread this summer, affecting fruit, vegetable and salad growers and reducing the water available for livestock. With warnings of water shortages across many parts of Europe, The National Farmers' Union warn that food prices could go up if the drought proves significant.
And scientists across the country are working on improving our diet by increasing the nutritional benefits of our food - they're calling it biofortification. Like many technologies associated with GM, it's proving controversial. Professor Dale Sanders from the John Innes Centre explains why purple tomatoes, fish oils in oilseed rape and health enhancing blood oranges might all be possible through UK research.
Presenter: Anna Hill Producer: Melvin Rickarby.
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