Experts at University of York call for more thought for farmers post-Brexit
December 11, 2018
Agriculture experts have called for the Government to get a better deal for farmers in post-Brexit Britain.
The UK Agriculture Bill is currently at the Reports stage in Parliament, and the sustainable food project IKnowFood, which came from the N8 Agrifood Resilience Programme at the University of York, said the Bill needs to give more thought to the implications of farming methods on the UK’s food industry and public health.
The N8 AgriFood Resilience Programme is a research partnership which combines the expertise of the eight most research-intensive universities in the North of England, working to tackle issues surrounding global food security.
Professor Bob Doherty from the University of York is Principal Investigator for IKnowFood, and was invited to sit on a roundtable group in Westminster and help draft amendments to the Bill.