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Inquiry status: inquiry concluded. Government response published 20 October 2014. New inquiry Food security: demand, consumption and waste launched.
The Committee is taking oral evidence on Food security: demand, consumption and waste. Written submissions can be sent via the inquiry page.
The UK has a highly successful agricultural industry, and the food and drink sector is responsible for 3.7 million jobs and 7% of the overall economy. It is 62% self-sufficient in food production. However many domestic and international factors affect both production and prices for consumers as became evident during the world food price spike of 2008.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publishes the Government's response to its report on food security
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publishes its report into food security
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will publish their report on Food security on Tuesday 1 July 2014 at 00.01am
This is the final evidence session for the inquiry on food security. Key themes are: the resilience of our food supply systems in the face of climate change, and technological transfer and uptake
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee takes evidence on Wednesday 5 March at 3pm
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will take further evidence in connection with its inquiry into Food Security
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will take evidence in connection with its inquiry into Food Security
MPs announce inquiry into one of Defra’s three main priorities:to support and develop British farming and encourage sustainable food production