Food security - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the Committee's inquiry page at

Tuesday 15 January 2014  Question number
Professor Tim Benton, Professor of Population Ecology, University of Leeds, and Professor Ian Crute, Chief Scientist, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, and Director of Rothamsted Research Q1-58

Wednesday 29 January 2014  

Professor Sir John Beddington CMG, Special Adviser to the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, and former Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government


Wednesday 12 February 2014  
Peter Kendall, President, NFU, Tom Taylor, CEO, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, and Andrew Large, Chief Executive, British Poultry Council Q113-131
Andrew Opie, Director of Food Policy, British Retail Consortium, and David Croft, Director of Quality and Technical, Waitrose Q132-184

Wednesday 5 March 2014
Peter Melchett, Policy Director, Soil Association, and Vicki Hird, Senior Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Q185-210
Henry Robinson, President, CLA, and Nick von Westenholz, Chief Executive, Crop Protection Association Q211-238
Professor Melanie Welham, Executive Director of Science, BBSRC, Dr Paul Burrows, Executive Director of Corporate Policy and Strategy, BBSRC, and Professor Sue Hartley, Director, York Environmental Sustainability Institute, University of York Q239-256

Wednesday 26 March 2014
George Eustice, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, (Farming, Food and Marine Environment), and Lindsay Harris, Deputy Director, Food and Materials Security, and Food Standards, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Q257-338

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