In terms of science, he has championed innovation in the department, leading to the use of satellite Earth Observation and the creation of the Defra
Earth Observation Centre of Excellence.
Prior to her work with Defra
, Miles largely specialised in home affairs at the Home Office, Downing Street and Cabinet Office.
"This rapid recruitment of staff suggests Defra
are woefully unprepared for Brexit, yet we were supposed to have already left the EU by this point.
The FUW points out that, according to Defra
's own statistics, TB levels in the Low TB Area of Wales are comparable to, or better than, those in the English Low Risk Area.
An Asian hornet outbreak in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire has been contained, say Defra
The new DEFRA
guidance states that a "best before" date should still be carried on most foods, including canned and dry goods, jams, pickles and snacks, to indicate when they are no longer at their best but are still safe to eat.
She called on Defra
to engage more actively and earlier with Europe to reduce the cost of future regulations, to set options for removing gold-plating from existing EU rules and for MPs to be given greater powers to scrutinise new legislation.
Last month a meeting of authority members backed the sending of a Letter of Claim to Defra
in respect of its funding settlement, because they said the decision had a disproportionate impact on Northumberland.
spokesman said: "Defra
will continue to work with industry to reduce emissions from the whole food chain, including those associated with the consumption of meat."
JIM FITZPATRICK, the new minister of state responsible for animal welfare at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra
), was guest of the All Party Parliamentary Greyhound Greyhound Group at Westminster earlier this week, writes Emma Johns.
Bluetongue has been found in six imported cattle on a farm in Worcestershire, Defra
is providing a further 1m [pounds sterling] per year for two years from 2006/7 to Food from Britain, the non-departmental body responsible for promoting regional food and drink in England and overseas.