Green Lab founder Ande Gregson will be taking part in this years REAP Conference by Agri-Tech East on Wednesday 7th November with a focus on Agri-Tech for a Productive Future.
The day will consist of a series of talks, showcases and debates hosted by various speakers with different viewpoints and experience with the agri-tech indsutry.
Ande will take part in the afternoon debate:
“This house believes in supporting land-use for competitive sustainable UK food production should be the priority for agri-tech innovations.”
Chair: Mark Suthern, Head of Agriculture, Barclays
For years the price paid for food has been disconnected from the cost of production; now, as the regulatory environment shifts, agriculture will be exposed to uncertain market forces. What future do we want for farming? Is food security and the supply of high quality, nutritional food incompatible with the demand for cheap food? Does higher productivity always mean compromising the environment or can agri-tech help achieve both? Should farmers go high-tech and automate to compete or instead diversify and produce premium products for the bioeconomy?
This is a chance to hear the views of diverse industry experts:
Dr Dave Hughes, Head of Global Technology Scouting, Syngenta
Dr Stuart Knight, Deputy Director, NIAB
Prof. Claire Domoney, Head, Metabolic Biology Department, John Innes Centre
Tony Bambridge, Managing Director, B&C Farming, former NFU Norfolk Chairman
Andrew Spicer, CEO, Algenuity
William Cracroft-Eley, Lincolnshire farmer and Chairman, Terravesta
Guy Poppy, University of Southampton, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Food Standards Agency
Ande Gregson, Founder and Director, Green Lab
To find out more about the day and other speakers head to the Agri-tech East website here.