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1115: Fruit and vegetable task force

This paper is summarised from the ‘Report of the Fruit and Vegetables Task Force on increasing the consumption and production of domestic fruit and vegetables’

Year of Publication2010

Proposals to remove the barriers to increased domestic production and consumption focus on removing regulation, planning requirements, permanent immigration and seasonal labour, water, approval for non-chemical controls, sustaining R&D, advice and support to growers, EU Fruit and Vegetables Aid scheme rules, ordering timetables, supply chain efficiency incentives, better promotion and marketing campaigns, promotion of healthy frozen/canned fruit and vegetables, aligning VAT with the 5 A Day objective, and supporting Grow Your Own including making land available and gardening within schools

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