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1049: Food security, research, knowledge transfer and consumers

This paper has been adapted from a presentation I gave at the Potato Council’s West Midlands Potato Day held in Shropshire on 26th May 2010. It is made up from sources used for previous papers and a series of personal viewpoints drawn from them. The sources are referenced at the beginning of each section.

Year of Publication2010

The UK needs to produce more than our share of world food. We need to expand production whilst using less fossil fuels, without damaging the environment and against a background of climate warming and unpredictable weather. It’s a huge ask. We need to expand production research to achieve this. But expansion will probably be mainly have to be paid for by farmers. Farmers need to be more involved at all stages of research and application: We need to expand what we are doing to increase consumers’ enthusiasm for British Food

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