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Responding to the UK agri-tech strategy: challenges and opportunities for innovation

01/01/14
The January 2014 Business Forum took an in-depth look at the UK agri-tech strategy. Senior food business executives heard from expert speakers Professor Ian Crute, Chief Scientist of AHDB and member of the Agri-Tech Leadership Council and Vicki Hird, Senior Campaigner, Land Use, Food and Water Security Programme, Friends of the Earth.
Responding to the UK agri-tech strategy: challenges and opportunities for innovation

Over dinner at a celebrated London restaurant participants discussed issues including how to engage the public around acceptance of new and existing technologies; how the benefits in agricultural knowledge, science and technology can be shared fairly; and how synergies can be ensured between commercial interests in developing new products and services, and societal needs such as global food security.

We are grateful to Professor David Pink, Harper Adams University and Member of the Food Ethics Council for chairing this meeting, and to our speakers.