UK food supply chain vulnerable to cyber-attack, says expert

27 August 2021

The nation’s food supply is highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, according to a leading food expert. Tim Lang, professor of food policy at City, University of London, said greater emphasis on domestic production would boost the UK’s food security. “If anyone wanted to really damage the British food system, they could just take out the satellites,” he added. “Our ‘just-in-time’ system is entirely dependent on computerised logistics. When you pay for your food at the checkout, the computer isn’t just adding up the bill, it’s reordering the stock.”