Look in supermarkets and you'll notice that homegrown produce is smaller, discoloured or misshapen than usual. The Guardian has reported that not only does it look strange but some of these fruits and vegetables could also be less healthy and less tasty as the rain is likely to have washed away some of the nutrients in the soil, while the lack of sunshine could have adversely affected sugar levels in growing produce. Sadly, according to the article, some of the farmers attending the recent Oxford Farming Conference said they were now seriously considering growing GM crops because the poor British weather has made conventional farming methods unsustainable. Fingers crossed for a sunny summer this year.
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