Poland's food safety fully secured says president

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The Polish president has said that Poland is completely self-sufficient when it comes to food production.

Andrzej Duda added that despite this, farmers face economic pressures from rising prices.

"Poland's imports from Ukraine and Russia were rather small. Poland is a food self-sufficient country," said the president before a meeting of the Council for Agriculture and Rural Areas of the National Development Council in Warsaw on Tuesday.

"Food imports have never played an important role in Poland. On the contrary, Poland has always been a large food exporter," Duda said, adding that, in the current situation, there should be growing demand for Polish foodstuffs on foreign markets.

The president added that although Poland was a safe country with no war on its territory, the war in Ukraine will

"surely have an impact on us."

According to the president, Polish farmers are facing a very difficult situation caused by increases in the prices of fertilisers, fuels and energy. "This surely is a serious situation which will undoubtedly have an impact on Polish agriculture, and the condition of rural areas," he added.