Owen Paterson: Food Fighter
Published 24 October 2013
Owen Paterson is a man on a mission. A trade mission, in fact. At food fairs in Moscow or Shanghai or New York, he’s the embodiment of the PM’s determination to get every Whitehall department selling Britain’s merits in the ‘global race’.
Both a farmer and a businessman, it’s clear that the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs wants to underline the ‘food’ and ‘rural’ parts of his title, words he feels were too often neglected by his predecessors.