The Children’s Trust survey on child obesity

Getting the recipe right to tackle child obesity: parents say getting kids cooking should be top priority as 84% worry about how their child eats,4K2H1,GCJXCN,GWCXW,1

BBSRC Global Food Security blog on food overconsumption

New international action plan to boost exports of UK food and drink announced

New international action plan to boost exports of UK food and drink announced.

An ambitious new action plan to grow exports and bring a £2.9 billion boost to the UK economy has been launched today by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom at the world’s largest food trade fair SIAL  in Paris.

The new plan will see Government and industry working together to boost food and drink exports over the next five years.

Defra Secretary of State to explain Defra policy to Select Committee 2.00pm Wednesday 19th Oct

The Responsibilities of Independence – 6 December 2016

Stockbridge Technology Centre are pleased to announce their forthcoming event on “The Responsibilities of Independence” on Tuesday 6 December 2016.

The Brexit process could have a significant impact on UK horticulture.  This event creates the opportunity to consider and discuss what EU departure may mean for Plant Health and Crop Protection for the horticultural industry.  The UK will require new crop protection and plant health policies and there is an opportunity for industry to influence future strategy.

We are expecting this to be a popular event so places are by invitation only.  If you would like to register your interest for the event please email Emma Duffin on

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