Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


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Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

the UK body responsible for government policies on agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and the food chain; POLLUTION issues relating to waste and recycling; the enhancement and protection of the countryside, waterways and flood defence, hunting, and rural development issues. See ENVIRONMENT AGENCY.
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The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has passed this meat as safe for human consumption.
Although the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will continue to have responsibility for some environmental issues, the issue of climate change has now been moved to a brand new department, which will also deal with trying to secure Britain's energy supply.
The money was given to staff at the Rural Payments Agency run by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs yesterday confirmed the region will received at least pounds 5.
The birds were discovered earlier this month at St Mary's graveyard in Hinckley and were taken away for examination by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is to prepare a report on what steps need to be taken to prevent the spread of the disease elsewhere.
We have pointed out the inequity of the proposals to the Commission and to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, known as DEFRA, which is our sponsoring Ministry and we will continue to lobby hard for the fair treatment originally promised.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs strategy aims to help farmers improve performance in protecting the environment, biodiversity, animal health and welfare, as well as food and worker safety.
A spokesperson for KFC said: "KFC has been working with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on their initiative to reduce litter and waste in the local environment.
Rural affairs minister Elliot Morley said the Darwin Initiative, backed by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, had funded more than 300 conservation projects in less developed countries, at a cost of pounds 30m.
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