Forgotten food issues: A case study of pesticides
A few food and farming issues seem to hog the limelight in the media and in political and public discourse, which means that many other important issues are often ‘forgotten’ or neglected in public debates. One such issue is the pesticide approval process, but there are many others.
On the landmark 10th Anniversary of our Business Forum dinners, we discussed ‘forgotten’ food issues. Our guests heard from keynote speakers, Sheila Dillon, food journalist and longstanding presenter of Radio 4’s widely-respected ‘The Food Programme’ and Helen Browning OBE, organic farmer, Chief Executive of the Soil Association and Council member of the Food Ethics Council. The meeting was chaired by David Pink, Emeritus Professor of Crop Improvement at Harper Adams University and Trustee of the Food Ethics Council.