Ireland Aims To Become World Leader In Sustainable Food Production

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has said that Ireland has ambitions for Ireland to be a global leader in sustainable food production.

The Minister was speaking at the Global Sustainability Forum in Dublin's Convention Centre on Tuesday morning.

The Sustainability Forum, hosted by Bord Bia in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI), brings together some of the world's leading sustainability experts, together with policy makers and senior food industry representatives, to discuss sustainable food production.

"I want to congratulate Bord Bia for their foresight in bringing together leading experts and influencers to address one of the greatest challenges facing us today: how to feed the world, while protecting the planet", Minister Coveney said.

"I am confident that the lessons and collaborative approach from this Forum will help to inform future policy decisions by Governments; as well as the practical choices faced by farmers and food businesses of all sizes, from artisan producers to multi-national businesses".


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