RT HON Michael Gove MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom
“We know that changes to the environment caused by climate change will increase the pressure on productive land to feed a growing world population.”
“With our temperate climate, fertile soils and world class talent pool – covering agronomy, science and technology – the UK is ideally positioned to increase yields and productivity to meet this challenge.
“We have the potential to take advantage of many technological advances – including vertical farming, machine learning, artificial intelligence and exploring the opportunities of gene editing.
“Harnessing these will help us consolidate our position as a major global food producer while also tackling issues such as agriculture emissions.”