New Government urged to fulfil food pledges

A leading certification body is calling on the newly elected Conservative Government to ensure it carries out its promises to the food and farming sectors.

Following the result of the General Election, Organic Farmers & Growers Chief Executive, Roger Kerr (pictured), has urged David Cameron’s Government to fulfil pledges it made.

“We sincerely hope ministers in the new Conservative Government will work hard to ensure the needs and concerns of our licensees are met,” he said.

“For the food and farming sectors as a whole we now expect the Government to fulfil the pledges it made during the election campaign, such as cutting red tape and developing markets for British food and improving the natural environment, something which organic farming will help deliver. For the organic sector, in particular, it is vital that our producers are given proper support so that consumers continue to have a choice when food shopping in the UK.

“To achieve this, we will be pushing the Government to think carefully about the implications of introducing GM crop technology into the UK to ensure adequate legal protection is given to British farmers who produce non-GM food.”

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