TITLE

Call to implement report

AUTHOR(S)
Riley, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
May 2002
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;5/17/2002, Vol. 136 Issue 20, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the request of several environment and consumer organizations to their members to write to British Prime Minister Tony Blair asking him to implement the policy commission report on the future of farming and food. Concern expressed by the groups; Impact of the report on agricultural policy.
ACCESSION #
6875789

 

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