Press release

Willetts comments on 'Global food and farming futures' report

David Willetts welcomes the latest Foresight report on the future of global food and farming.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Welcoming today’s report on the future of global food and farming, David Willetts Minister for Universities and Science said:

Scientific evidence is fundamental to good policy-making. Robust research helps us plan for the future and prepare for a wide range of important challenges including climate change, terrorism, health and in this case, food security.

I welcome Foresight’s latest report on the future of global food and farming. The UK is world-leading in this area of scientific research and I’m impressed that this study has not only looked at the issues in such depth but also pulled together such an impressive range of global experts.

Published 24 January 2011