Greece could feed itself, says farmers conference

The head of Greece?s main farmers? union said on Wednesday that the country could be 98 percent self-sufficient if it made the most of its capacity to produce food.

Speaking at a conference in Thessaloniki organized by the Panhellenic Confederation of Unions of Agricultural Cooperatives (PASEGES), Tzanetos Karamichas said that Greece produces almost twice as much rice as it needs while reaching close to self-sufficiency on a lot of fruits and vegetables.

?We have to stop undermining Greek agricultural production and terrorizing people about not having enough to eat if the country goes bankrupt,? he said. ?We can surpass self-sufficiency, create new wealth and support the country.?