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M&S accused of “not supporting British farmers”


// M&S criticised for importing potatoes from Israel and “not supporting British farmers”
// M&S responded by saying it is a massive supporter of British produce

Marks & Spencer has been criticised for importing potatoes from Israel and “not supporting British farmers”.

Norfolk farmer Nick Harrold slammed the retailer after spotting some of its Maris Piper Potatoes have come from over 3,000 miles away.

Harrold took to social media to tag the retailer in a snap of the potatoes while asking: ”What’s wrong with British Piper?”

M&S responded by saying it is a supporter of British produce and will always source from the UK where it can.

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Harrold explained how farmers in the UK are struggling at the moment and accused them of being behind on their contracts.

The post was met with support from hundreds of social media users.

As a result of Brexit, the British agricultural industry has hit an all time low due to increased labour shortages and rising production costs.

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