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27 February 2018

Food and Drink Federation response to Defra's 'EU Exit: Defra Agriculture Consultation Paper' launch

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“Sustainable food production must be at the heart of our new agricultural policy. UK manufacturers rely upon our farmers to provide them with a reliable source of raw materials and ingredients.

“Today’s consultation document is a welcome first step, highlighting some of the shared challenges across the food chain - whether that’s how we encourage more science graduates into our sector or boost our exports performance. 

“It is vital that future agricultural policy delivers for manufacturers, so we can continue to feed the nation in the way shoppers and consumers have come to enjoy and expect.

“In the immediacy, the ‘farm to fork’ supply chain requires certainty from Government, as our latest exports figures show, on future access to raw materials and key EU export markets.”

More information

Contact Ted Woodward, Corporate Affairs Division, at: ted.woodward@fdf.org.uk, or +44 (0) 20 7420 7140.

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