The UK poultry sector employs 47,000 people. More than 90% of egg producers are part of assurance schemes such as the Lion Scheme or Laid in Britain and 95% of poultry meat producers are Red Tractor assured.
More than 300 types of fruit and vegetables are grown in the UK, with production hitting 3.4m tonnes per year. A number of retailers have signed up to the NFU's Fruit & Veg Pledge which helps deliver fairness and transparency across the supply chain.
No-one knows better than farmers how important it is to protect the land that provides their livelihood. British farmers and growers operate a range of voluntary schemes to maintain and improve the quality of the farmed environment.
The arable sector in the UK produces more than 20m tonnes of grain and 5m tonnes of flour per year, providing the raw materials for a vast number of applications in the food and drink sector, as well as feed for animals.
The health and welfare of animals is integral to productivity and British farmers work hard to maintain the UK's high welfare standards. UK animal welfare legislation is more comprehensive than that of most other major exporting countries.
NFU Student Placement, Hannah Malpass, has put together a briefing looking at the current milk alternatives in the UK. The briefing explores the market, leading UK and global brands, nutritional density, environment impacts and innovation.