We stand at a moment of great change for the UK food and farming sectors. Future trade policy could transform the food we eat, with consequences we don’t yet fully understand.
Questions we debated at the event included: what are the implications of giving up control of food standards to trading partners like the US? Will sourcing more food from abroad make our food system more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change? Should the government be trying to link up policy on environmental health and nutrition?
• Sir Peter Kendall
, chair, AHDB
• Anna Taylor OBE
, executive director, The Food Foundation
• Vicki Hird
, campaign coordinator for food and farming policy, Sustain
• Andrew Opie
, director of food policy, British Retail Consortium
Chaired by Charlotte Smith
, presenter of Farming Today on BBC Radio 4.
Listen to our podcast for highlights of the event.
See the photos of the event and the event summary.