food low priority for defra

Richardson, David
July 2008
Farmers Weekly;7/11/2008, p87
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the failure of the Great Britain Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to prioritize food production. He states that during the 2008 Royal Show, DEFRA had decided not to cull badgers to control tuberculosis in cattle. He mentions that National Farmers' Union (NFU) president Peter Kendall said that the number of infected cattle slaughtered will soon rise and if nothing is done, the livelihoods of British farmers and the lives of a significant percentage of the national herd will be sacrificed.


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