Is food in the UK expensive?
The race to the bottom pricing we have experienced in food retail is not sustainable for farmers and food producers, and international trade deals opening up the UK to cheap imports will compounded the issue. Join us to discuss how business can thrive in a challenging climate, the importance of fair margins and how we educate people to value food - in partnership with Fourayes. This round table will be joined by Yvonne Fovargue, MP & Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Consumer Protection, Luke Pollard, Shadow Environment Minister, Vivki Hird, Head of Sustainable Farming and food & farming policy lead at Sustain, Rosemary Shrager, chef, author & food campaigner, Phil Acock, farmer & MD of Fourayes and Sarah Dodds, Agriculture Lead for MHA MacIntyre Hudson (and farmer's wife). Chaired by Sarah Calcutt, a 6th generation farmer who has held most jobs in the food sector and is now actively involved in the National Fruit Show, British Apples & Pears and New Covent Garden Market Authority.