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Climate Change Up for Discussion

by 5m Editor
2 March 2010, at 10:36am

UK - Climate change will be the topic of discussion this year at the BPEX and EBLEX conference, Outlook 2010, A Changing Climate?

The conference will take place on Wednesday 14th April at One Great George Street, Westminster.

The cost for the one-day conference, which includes lunch, is £200 plus VAT and organisers say that places are going fast.

Agricultural Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) senior economic analyst, Mark Topliff said: "The Conference is vital for all those involved in the meat industry providing an overview of the market plus pointers to the future to influence sound business decisions.

"The last year has been a tough one for commodity markets with little growth predicted for 2010 so what does the future hold for the UK red meat industry. The conference aims to explore those issues and find potential answers."

The morning session features Tom Vosa of the National Australia Bank looking at the UK economic recovery while Sion Roberts, chief executive of English Food and Farming Partnerships examines implications for the food chain and food affordability.

They will be followed by Dr Duncan Pullar, Head of Research and Development for EBLEX tackling the myths and realities of climate change.

Mark Driscoll of the World Wildlife Fund examines the need to address the production and consumption footprint and the morning is rounded off by AHDB interim Chief Executive Richard Lowe who will outline how consumers are reacting.

In the afternoon there will be parallel sessions, one covering beef and lamb and the other pigs.