Environment, Food & Rural Affairs


I understand and share your concerns about the impact these ingredients can have on the marine environment and fish. That’s why I’m pleased to tell you that the UK and our neighbouring countries are now working with the industry to see their use phased out voluntarily. The UK, along with

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Food waste

This issue is particularly important in our local area, where many of our farmers supply supermarkets, and I have no doubt that they would not want to see their produce go to waste. It is also welcome news that Ministers have backed several rounds of the Courtauld Commitment, a voluntary

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Neonicotinoids and bees

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the debate on this issue , but I entirely agree that bees and other pollinators play a vital role in the security of our food supply and the quality of our natural environment. This is especially important in our local area, where much food

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