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Farmers, processors, retailers and consumers questioned on food price increases

3 November 2022

The reasons behind increasing food prices and what the government can do about this will be considered at an evidence session of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.


Tuesday 8 November, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 2.30pm

Panel 1

  • Ed Barker, Head of Policy and External Affairs, Agricultural Industries Confederation
  • Minette Batters, President, National Farmers Union
  • Will Jackson, Sector Strategy Director for Beef & Lamb, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Panel 2

  • Andrew Opie, Director of Food Sustainability, British Retail Consortium
  • David Thomson, Director of Strategy & Devolved Nations and CEO Scotland, Food and Drink Federation
  • James Walton, Chief Economist, Institute of Grocery Distribution

The session will focus on how rising production costs are affecting the food supply chain – including farmers, processors, retailers and consumers. It will look at how rising prices are affecting what farmers decide to plant, who is paying for the high cost of production and how higher costs are affecting what consumer are buying.

It will also consider what the Government can do to improve UK food security, including how we balance growing food domestically with the other pressures on the land.

Further information

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