Press Releases

Sep 27, 2011 08:55 BST Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Work to tackle illegal logging has taken a step forward with the news that Indonesia has become the fifth country to sign a voluntary partnership agreement with the EU to protect its forests which will lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Sep 23, 2011 09:22 BST Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Governments and conservation groups need to work more closely together to help combat the illegal trade in rhino horn, Environment Minister Richard Benyon said today.

Sep 21, 2011 09:16 BST Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Three new members have been appointed to the independent Veterinary Residues Committee (VRC), which oversees the UK’s surveillance for residues of veterinary medicines in food.

Sep 15, 2011 10:25 BST Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Clearer date labels will help shoppers save money and stop perfectly good food being thrown away, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said today as Defra published new guidance for food and drink manufacturers.

Sep 13, 2011 10:04 BST Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Government response to a consultation on proposals to move British Waterways from a public corporation to a new charity has been published today.

Sep 08, 2011 12:58 BST Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Young people in the West Midlands are missing out if they don’t think about a career in the food sector, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said today.

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