14-02-2014 00:37 AM | United Kingdom

UK floods pose threat to animal welfare, farm investment

The immediate threat to British agriculture from floods and storms has put animal welfare in the spotlight, but in the long-term increasingly erratic weather is likely deter investment despite continuing global growth in demand for food.

Floods have destroyed cattle bedding and feed in flood-hit regions such as southwest England and submerged crops with the consequences likely to be felt for months, if not years, in terms of lower production of both crops and meat.

Britain's Environment Agency had issued 416 flood warnings and alerts, as of early Thursday, including 16 under its most serious category, indicating danger to life.
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