NFU in the media: Food Security Summit

14 December 2021

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A round up of the media coverage the NFU has secured on the Food Security Summit

The NFU convened the summit of food and farming organisations to discuss food security, calling on government to make a serious commitment to at least keep Britain’s self-sufficiency in food production at 60%, and create an environment to support businesses.

A column by NFU President Minette Batters featured in the Daily Telegraph with further national print and online articles in The I, The Sun and Scottish Sun, as well as on the BBC News website, City A.M., Guardian, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, MSN and Yahoo!. Following the event, the Guardian, Bloomberg and Independent have all reported on the summit and topics discussed, including inflation costs and labour shortages. 

Minette was also interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Today programme in which she told presenter Martha Kearney that the summit was all about setting the foundations for the future of British food security. The summit was also discussed on Farming Today, where panellist and Barfoots Group Managing Director Julian Marks was interviewed. 

GB News also previewed the Food Security Summit on its Breakfast Show and Minette was interviewed live by presenters Rosie Wright and Simon McCoy.

There has also been comprehensive coverage of the Summit across farming trade publications including Farmers Weekly, Farmers Guardian and The Grocer.

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