‘Science and Food Manufacturing’
TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER at 5:30pm, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
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The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee are holding a discussion meeting in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Food and Drink Manufacturing on Science and Food Manufacturing.
How does the food and drink sector continue to deliver the wide variety of safe, affordable food to consumers? How can we support this critical part of the £110 billion food supply chain? With Brexit making exports so key – how can we build on food and drink’s £20 billion in global exports?
Food and drink has been transformed over the last 50 years. Today it offers greater variety, higher quality, and more convenience than ever before. Central to this is the investment in science, research and innovation – used to increase shelf life, reformulate products to improve diets, and drive productivity and efficiency. So maintaining the sector at the forefront of technology is vital, and underpins the success of the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.
Stephen Metcalfe, Chair of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, has published a statement outlining the priorities for the science community as we trigger Article 50 and start our Brexit negotiations.
Science Priorities for Brexit – Final
Science Priorities for Brexit – Evidence report
STEM for BRITAIN encourages, supports and promotes Britain’s early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians. They are the “engine-room” of development of UK research and R&D, and ultimately of UK plc.