By chance the BBC are running this piece today, it is well worth a read. They say:
“Land set aside for allotments in the UK has declined by 65% from a peak in the “dig for victory” and post-war era.”
“We have already seen a huge increase in the number of people interested in growing their own food as a result of coronavirus, with garden centres and online shops selling out of seeds in the first weeks of lockdown.
“Coronavirus has… highlighted to people the fragility inherent within our globalised food system. In a time of crisis, interest in self-sufficiency rises.”
What more evidence do we need to take this seriously?