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Shropshire Star Farming Talk: An important step in measuring food production levels

I was recently invited to attend the second annual Farm to Fork Summit held at Number 10 Downing Street by the Prime Minister.

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Aled Jones

The event saw the PM convene almost 100 representatives from across the food and farming industry, as well as the DEFRA and Welsh Secretaries of State, for important discussions about food security and the challenges faced by UK farmers over the last 12 months.

For background, the inaugural summit was held last year following a call by the NFU for such an annual event in the run up to the Conservative Party leadership election in 2022. The NFU also lobbied for the publication of a yearly food security index, which I’m pleased to say was launched at this year’s event.

It is very welcome that the Prime Minister has delivered on these two requests and that he has elevated the subject of food security to the top of the news agenda.

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