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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The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Environment Agency (EA), respectively the Authority, are seeking a single supplier to deliver catering services for 3 years with the option at the discretion of the Authority to extend for a further 1 + 1 years, including hospitality for onsite meetings and events across the Authoritys estate.
Current Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs research is aimed at establishing the epidemiology and pathogenesis of M.
Financier : DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS (DEFRA),
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