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Slovakia’s food independence falls

IF SLOVAKIA’S food independence does not improve, the state will not be able to feed its citizens in coming years, according to Milan Semančík, the chair of the Slovak Agriculture and Food Chamber (SPPK). He warned that low food independence would also endanger the country’s food security, the Hospodárske Noviny daily reported.

IF SLOVAKIA’S food independence does not improve, the state will not be able to feed its citizens in coming years, according to Milan Semančík, the chair of the Slovak Agriculture and Food Chamber (SPPK). He warned that low food independence would also endanger the country’s food security, the Hospodárske Noviny daily reported.

“Statistics are talking about the food independence of Slovakia at the level of 45 to 50 percent,” he said, as quoted by the daily, adding that at the beginning of the 1990s, when the transformation of agriculture began, food independence stood at 80 percent.

Semančík stressed that Slovakia’s drop in food independence has been the largest in the European Union. He warned that Slovakia should not underestimate this fact as the average in countries of the EU is about 95 percent.

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