Food shortages and rising chicken prices could spark riots, farmers say insisting govt is ‘sleepwalking into abyss’

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BORIS Johnson needs to take emergency action to combat possible food shortages, riots and soaring prices, farmers say.

It came as Environment Secretary George Eustice warned chicken and poultry prices would go up 30 per cent this summer.

Farmers have warned Boris Johnson needs to take emergency action to combat possible food shortages, riots and soaring prices

He also revealed that the UK is almost out of sunflower oil.

The wheat harvest in Ukraine — nicknamed the breadbasket of the world — is also being decimated.

National Farmers’ Union boss Minette Batters warned of shortages of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers but said ministers were “sleepwalking into the abyss”.

She added: “The Government has got to get a serious move on if it’s going to avoid a disaster.”

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