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Food Supply: Security

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to improve the security of food supply. (210312)

Food security is about ensuring consumers have access to a stable and adequate supply of food. This requires effective risk management and contingency planning, security of energy supplies, access to food from a variety of sources and a strong domestic agricultural industry and food chain and infrastructure. In the light of recent increases in food commodity prices, we are reviewing our policies to ensure that they continue to deliver food security for all consumers.