Talking Food at Royal Three Counties Show

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3rd June 2019

Food and how we produce it now and for future generations will take centre stage at next month’s Royal Three Counties Show in a series of high-profile talks.

It comes as farming leaders call for more education around agriculture to raise awareness of the innovations in food production and the tough industry demands producers are faced with daily.

Royal Three Counties Show, held in association with JCB, takes place from June 14-16 and is the Heart of England’s premier celebration of rural life and the countryside.

The Business Hub takes place in the Wellington Boot Theatre and is hosted by radio presenter Sybil Ruscoe. Topics to be discussed at the event include future food trends, Agritech and sustainability. There will also be a one-to-one with Adam Henson, who has recently spoken out to demand a GCSE in Agriculture after claiming people are not making informed choices around food.

Mr Henson owns a 1,600-acre working farm in the Cotswolds and has expressed anger at online intimidation directed at farmers.

Head of shows, Diana Walton, said they were thrilled to be bringing together some of the leading names in food production on Friday, June 14 for one of the show’s key events.

Panellists include: David Drew, MP for Stroud; Ruth Edge, The NFU’s chief food chain adviser; Joe Evans co-founder of Crumplebury and Green Cow Kitchens together with Sean Mason and Mark Green, two farmers who have designed the UK’s first biodegradable crisp packet.

“While food is an absolute human necessity there is not enough understanding of how it actually arrives on our plate,” added Diana.

“By hosting these talks we hope to bring together a line-up of the sector’s most respected experts to put the industry in the spotlight and also give a platform for positive contributions to support food production both today and in the future.”

The talks on the subject Food Production: Meeting the Demands of Today and Tomorrow take place in the Wellington Boot Theatre and will run throughout Friday.