MPs announce evidence on Food Security

09 January 2014

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will take evidence in connection with its inquiry into Food Security as follows:

Wednesday 15 January at 3pm:

  • Professor Tim Benton, Professor of Population Ecology at the University of Leeds, and champion of the UK’s Global Food Security 
  • Professor Ian Crute, Chief Scientist, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, and Director of Rothamsted Research. Professor Crute was also a member of the Lead Expert Group on the “Future of Food and Farming” Foresight project.

Wednesday 29 January at 3pm:

  • Professor Sir John Beddington, previously the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Head of the Foresight programme and the lead author of the Future of the Food and Farming report.

Further evidence sessions will be announced in due course.

Both meetings are expected to take place in Room 16, main committee corridor, in the Palace of Westminster. Visitors should check the exact location nearer the time on

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