There is a copy of The Times article behind the following.
Interesting I had not heard about that. I used to walk past DEFRA on my way to work everyday. Civil Servants are the biggest union of workers in the UK I think. Unions are great when it comes to inefficiency and leftism
On a more positive note it was the UK that started the demand for Israeli fruit and vegetables in Europe when Marks & Spencer began to sell Israeli Avacodos (In the seventies I think). Since then we have a had a flood of other food stuff including peppers and various fruits. Normally Israeli goods compete on price and quality and are a good alternative to Egyptian stuff which is also available.