[thread] on daffodils

"The world’s largest daffodil grower, which is based in Cornwall, is having to let hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of flowers rot following Brexit.

Varfell Farms, at Long Rock, Penzance, produces 500 million stems a year and needs 700 workers to pick them."
“We can’t harvest them, we don’t have enough pickers to pick them. We’re losing hundreds of thousands of pounds,” he said.

Hopes that Cornish workers could step into the shoes of those who are now unable to travel from the European Union have been dashed.
“We have significant recruitment drives for local workers to come and harvest crops,” added Mr Newey. “It’s idealistic to think that because of Covid and the higher than usual unemployment rates that those people would come in and do that work.

The key thing here

Is that this is nothing new

"Ms Capper said farmers were reluctant to speak publicly about the fruit and vegetables they were leaving to rot in fields, for fear that ..."

See also

Earlier warnings on daffodil farming

So no

This is not the effect of covid

God I miss the days where brexit damage was buried in the label of "global trends"

Those were so much simpler days


the deaths of 120,000 plus people and socioeconomic disaster is exploited to hide brexit within

June 2020

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