Saturday 17 August 2019 / 12:01 AM Farming / Sue Hayman

Sue Hayman responds to Theresa Villiers’ launch of a call for evidence on the food system

Sue Hayman MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment and Rural Affairs Secretary, responding to Theresa Villiers’ launch of a call for evidence on the food system, said:

“The government has dragged its feet over this review, it has been seven months since Michael Gove first announced it.

“We need a long-term food and farming strategy to keep healthy, nutritious food on the shelves and rise to the challenge of the climate and environment emergency. But with this government taking us towards a No Deal Brexit it can’t even be trusted to guarantee our food security up to the end of the year.

“Labour will deliver the radical transformation needed to tackle the climate and environmental emergency facing us.”