David Cameron has urged the British public to buy more produce grown in the UK
The Prime Minister warned that too much of the nation's wealth was concentrated in London, during an appearance with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at a tractor factory in Basildon.
The pair visited the factory to discuss the financial crisis and talk to workers about austerity measures, emphasising that manufacturing and agriculture was very important to the British economy.
The Prime Minister said, “If we want a healthy farming industry, what we've got to recognise is that it really depends on us as consumers going into shops and supermarkets wanting to buy quality British products. Of course we've got the Common Agricultural Policy, and of course there are the schemes and grants to help farming.
“But in the end, if you want healthy farming, you want consumers saying British meat is the best, British food is the best, I want to demand the best and I want to go out to buy the best. That would be good for British agriculture,” he added.