Sue Lockhart, Head of Agriculture for Sainsbury’s, described how the company is working closely with its suppliers across the east of England and the importance it attaches to R&D. The finding are then shared with its network. One current research theme is in soil science.
Jackie Hunter, Chief Executive from BBSRC, outlined its agri-tech research strategy and described one particular project that is developing following on from a networking event hosted by Agri-Tech East.
She also described the work the BBSRC is doing to educate consumers about the importance of ‘buying British’ and how the quality and safety of food is being assured through investment in science and high standards across the industry – see more in the BBSRC video below, or via YouTube here.