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Boris Johnson’s government has been warned that the UK faces a “national security problem” due to a sudden shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2) used by the food and drink industry, with the problem ahead. cause problems in the food supply chain.

Ranjit Singh Boparan, owner of Bernard Matthews and 2 Sisters Food Group, warned on Saturday that there was potential for “massive food waste” across the country due to the shortage, which is linked to soaring prices of big gas.

“This is clearly a national security issue and unlike the labor supply crisis, where the government’s response to our sector has been disappointing to say the least, it needs to be addressed fully. emergency, ”Boparan said.

It came as new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss defended the UK’s security pact with the US and Australia (AUKUS) following strong criticism from France over the ‘OK.

The pact infuriated Paris after the Australian government announced it would withdraw from a £ 30 billion deal with the French to supply it with conventionally powered diesel-electric submarines.


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Conrad DuncanSeptember 19, 2021 7:59 AM


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