DEFRA HAVE invited the UK food and farming industry to help develop a 25-year plan for the future of food and farming.
The consultation kicked off this week when 80 representatives from across the UK food and farming industry met with the environment secretary Liz Truss. Representatives included major trade associations, retailers, food manufacturers, researchers and farming businesses.
The long term plan aims to set out how the food and farming industry, already worth over £100 billion a year, can grow more, buy more and sell more British food. Topics covered at the 16th July launch included how to promote British brands, retain and recruit top talent and how to use technology and data to drive growth and innovation in the industry.