NFU President Minette Batters has written to The Times challenging claims from columnist Ben Goldsmith that dismisses concerns that rewilding would significantly impact domestic food production.
No recognition of on-farm environmental work
Mr Goldsmith, a non-exec board member of Defra, also said that farming was the cause for much of the nature decline in the UK, not recognising the vast amount of environmental work delivered on farms across the country.
In her letter to the paper, Minette said:
You can read the letter in The Times' online edition (this page is gated for those who do not subscribe to The Times newspaper).
We will continue to challenge misinformed claims on our members' behalf and keep the public up to date about the valuable work farmers do to protect and care for the British countryside, as well as producing climate-friendly food.