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