Food industry boost set to unite farmers and retailers

22.07.2013

The Telegraph

Published 22 July 2013

The Government will on Monday pledge millions of pounds to boost the research, investment and commercial development of food production with the launch of Britain's first agricultural industrial strategy in half a century.

David Willetts, the Science Minister, will unveil radical plans to unite science, farming and retailers in a bid to overhaul Britain's food production. The strategy also includes funding for research and development of Britain's genetically modified (GM) farming industry.

A new Agri-Tech Leadership Council has been formed and charged with implementing the plans, which forms the final plank in the Coalition's industrial strategy launched in 2010.

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