Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee release report on UK Dairy prices
Organic agriculture See our event page for more details
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will question Professor Chris Elliott about his final review of the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks which was published in September 2014. The Elliott Review was…
Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee launches inquiry into “Ensuring food security for all” New Covent Garden Market, Monday 20 October at 10:30 pm. MPs will begin an in-depth look at how to ensure every…
Sustaining the seeds that feed us: impact of UK, EU and global policies See our event page for more details
Representatives of animal welfare organisations and the NFU meet to discuss the implications of changes in farm animal welfare regulations resulting from the Government's Red Tape Challenge. A joint meeting with the Associate Parliamentary Group on Animal Welfare.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publishes report on Food Security following evidence session to MPs. Committee Chair Anne McIntosh says that Defra should take a lead on food seurity, which now involves three government departments, Defra, BIS and DECC.
Date: June 18th 2014 Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm Room: Committee Room 10 Chair: Countess of Mar Meeting Outline: Glyphosate is the most widely used weed-killer in the world. In addition to its use in agriculture…
Glyphosate is the most widely used weed-killer in the world. In addition to its use in agriculture and horticulture it is also used for weed control in many other circumstances, e.g. on paved surfaces.
Two uses of glyphosate greatly increase the chances that it will be ingested by humans and farm animals – to desiccate cereal, pulse and oilseed crops prior to harvest and when used on Roundup Ready GM soya, maize and cotton crops. Glyphosate is being routinely detected in the blood and urine. It has also recently been found in human breast milk
Is it really safe?
Co-hosted by the Sustainable Food Trust and following on from the success of their event in December 2013, this meeting will ask why our economic system makes it more profitable to produce food in ways that damage the environment and our health, instead of rewarding methods of production that deliver benefits.