National Committee Set Up To Examine Food Security

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A plan to deal with expected shortages of grain and fertiliser and how it will impact on Ireland’s food security was discussed at a meeting yesterday between the Department  of Agriculture, Farming leaders and Teagasc, the state agriculture advisory agency.

A national committee is to be set up to examine the impact of the invasion of Ukraine on Irish food security and it will meet for the first time on Friday led by Teagasc.

The Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue will meet members of the fertiliser, grain and importing industries on today.

Farming leaders say the government must act on the cost of fuel, fertiliser and feed but there were no concrete proposals from the Department presented yesterday.