Public health analysis suggests that many lives can be saved if the
UK population actually followed dietary guidelines on fruit and
vegetable daily intake. This
paper presents current national levels of fruit and vegetable
production and consumption. It outlines the origins of what
horticultural produce is consumed here and the potential for meeting
demand should diets adapt to those suggested by government guidelines.
The Briefing provides a summary of key facts on UK horticulture based on
information that is publicly available.