Government life science advisor George Freeman says Norfolk could play a leading role in new ‘agricultural revolution’


EDP 24

Published 25 February 2013

Influential farming debates in Norfolk – allied to the world-class expertise at the county’s research institutes – are helping set the agenda for an emerging national strategy aiming to spark a new “agricultural revolution”.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman, a life sciences advisor to the government, is co-ordinating a new agri-tech strategy which he hopes will put the UK at the forefront of farming innovation – with Norfolk farmers and scientists at the vanguard of that effort.

He is calling for greater investment in food research and technology, including genetically-modified (GM) crops, to unlock growth opportunities for the farming industry, allowing it to compete with food-growing powerhouses on other continents.

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