Today I was delighted to Chair the meeting to launch the publication of ABC’s Going for Growth Report. The Report paves the way for the agriculture industry to truly lead an economic recovery fuelled through export growth and sustainable development. It highlights the need to focus on political and trade links with emerging markets, promote and unlock the economic potential of the UK’s world class agricultural research in the Government’s growth drive, and the need to work across Governments in a coordinated project to promote the appliance of UK science in this key sector.
In my regional paper, the EDP, I wrote today about how we must not let a crisis go to waste. By that I mean that challenges often lead to radical innovation and we cannot afford this reforming opportunity to pass us by. [read more]
The potential of the bioeconomy to generate jobs, economic growth and wellbeing in the UK was highlighted at a meeting in the House of Parliament yesterday. I was very pleased to be asked to host the event, and have it supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). [read more]