Livestock: Electromagnetic Fields:Written question - 280136

Asked by Dr David Drew

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Asked on: 22 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Livestock: Electromagnetic Fields
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has commissioned research on the potential effect of electro-magnetic waves on levels of premature deaths in farm animals.
Answered by: Zac Goldsmith
Answered on: 08 August 2019

Defra manages an active programme of research to support the health and welfare of livestock. The research programme focusses on prevention and control of infectious diseases as well as covering animal welfare issues. There is no current research funded on electro-magnetic waves and their potential impact from this programme.

Defra does have a regular, consistent systematic process for identifying and assessing new threats to animal health and welfare through the Veterinary Risk Group and the issue has not been raised which could inform future research requirements.

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