Speaking at the Eblex/Bpex Outlook Conference, Driscoll called on the meat trade to deal with “the waste and inefficiencies in the food system”.
Driscoll described the government’s 2030 strategy paper “a good first step”, but criticised the way it “fails to put any timeframes on greenhouse gas reduction for food”
Driscoll admitted that there were many benefits to livestock production, citing the ability for grassland to store carbon, along with the employment of 3.6m people in the UK, its economic contribution of £80.5bn in 2007, and the way it supports rural communities.
Driscoll also called for £50m each year to be placed by government in agricultural research and development after a “serious lack of investment over the last twenty years.”
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