Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Also called DEFRA. A department of the British government responsible for regulation of agriculture and fishing, enforcement of safety standards in food, and protection of the environment. It was established in 2001 as part of a merger of previously existing departments and offices.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

the UK government department responsible for administering government policies in the areas of environmental protection and ‘green issues’ (see POLLUTION), the countryside, and agriculture, food and fisheries.
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Ms Sarah Elizabeth HENDRY Head, Global Atmosphere Division, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
It was announced today that policy responsibility for regulation of energy-using products will transfer from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
But in a Parliamentary answer to MPs, the Environment Minister was forced to confess the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs wasted 44 tons - enough for 40,000 meals.
THE South East of England is now in a state of drought, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs declared yesterday.
The rules have been compiled after a consultation run by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh Assembly.
Chris O'Bee of Calor (left) is pictured presenting the award to Kate Dowling, secretary of Hepworth Village Committee and chairman Graham Basnett, watched by David Wilford (right) of the Government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The findings will not be released before Monday morning, said the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra
But although half could be recycled, nearly 80 per cent will end up in the bin, said the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is hosting the meeting so that farmers and growers can learn more about its Organic Farming Scheme, which offers farmers payments of up to pounds 150 per hectare over five years for converting to organic methods.
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