Prof Chris Elliot presenting at the annual fiin member meetings

Food integrity key to global food production growth

Food integrity will be an important part of delivering significant global food production growth over the next 50 years, according to one industry expert.

Speaking at the annual member’s meeting, Professor Chris Elliott from Queen’s University Belfast, explained that the global agricultural industry will need to produce more food over the next five decades, than it has in the past 500 years.

Producing food with integrity

Within his presentation, Professor Elliott highlighted the importance of food integrity throughout the supply chain, in the global food industry meeting this target and producing enough food for the future.

In particular, he reiterated his seven principles of food integrity, which include producing safe, authentic and nutritious food, sustainably, and to the highest ethical standards. And, stressed that this needs to be done in a manner that respects and protects the environment, and all those who work within the food supply system.

He closed his session by highlighting how the UK food sector, industry bodies and the government are working together to build a national food system, based on integrity.

fiin members

This is the third annual members meeting, since the organisation was established in 2015, with the aim of creating a ‘safe haven’ to collect, collate, analyse and disseminate information and intelligence.

Held at Eversheds Sutherland LLP in London, the meeting saw a record number of members come together to discuss the latest insights in food integrity and included presentations from member businesses and independent advisors.

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