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 of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is due to introduce the new rights in the next parliament alongside other eco-friendly measures such as phasing out traditional light bulbs in favour more energy efficient replacements.
The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs went over budget and had to cut back on other projects, including flood defence in the West Midlands.
The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has again named Frank Major as head of the Northumbria Rural Flood Defence Committee.
The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) programme was born out of lessons learned from BSE - which was infecting people before anyone realised it could be passed on to humans.
The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) was accused by MPs today of careless and over-optimistic financial management.
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