Growers in Poland will become key suppliers of fresh produce in the years to come, according to a leading expert.
Professor Rolf Larsen of the Swedish University of Natural Sciences said that rival producers in northern Europe would be forced to focus on niches, such as producing high quality regional fruit and veg or branded produce, because they would not be able to compete with cheap food coming out of Poland.
Professor Larsen, who was speaking at an event organised by research body Warwick HRI, said Asia and South America would also become increasingly important suppliers of fresh produce.