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Defra UK 9h
This week the campaign is in New York, showcasing some of the UK’s finest products at the Summer Fancy Food Show! To discover more delicious UK food and drink head to
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Defra UK 10h
We’ve listened to the suggestions of industry experts on how Defra can remove barriers to productivity and facilitate structural change in the tenanted sector. Now we want to hear from you! You have one week left to share your experiences with us:
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Defra UK 13h
our landmark Resources and Waste Strategy sets out our plans to: make producers pay the full cost for the packaging waste they create, introduce consistent recycling for all households, and introduce a Deposit Return Scheme to boost recycling of bottle.
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Defra UK 14h
We’ve heard first-hand the struggle allergy sufferers face. That’s why we’re taking action to improve allergen labelling. 🥛 🦀 By summer 2021 food businesses will need to include full ingredient labelling on pre-packaged foods. ➡
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Defra UK 16h
We’re introducing to help protect food allergy sufferers. 🥛 🦀 From summer 2021 all foods prepacked for direct sale will require full ingredient labelling. ➡
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Heathrow Airport Jun 24
Planning on travelling with your pet to Europe this autumn? 🐕🐱 See the latest advice from and stay updated with the latest information on after the UK leaves the EU here ➡️
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BBCT Jun 23
It's nearly Bees' Needs Week! Come and join in from 8-14 July at the renamed 'Carnabee' Street in London and get involved with the celebrations and activities, helping to raise awareness of bees and other pollinators!
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Defra UK Jun 23
Environment Minister is in Zimbabwe for the first Wildlife Economy Summit, looking forward to productive discussions on conservation of nature working with communities
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Defra UK Jun 23
We’re loving the ! When it comes to litter, are your shots on target? If you can’t see a bin or the bin’s too full, hold on to your rubbish until you can get it in! Find out more:
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Defra UK Jun 22
met representatives, visited livestock pens and met food and drink producers at to help champion the UK’s food and farming sectors
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Defra UK Jun 22
Do you want to ? 🦔 We’ve lost 30% of our population since 2002 and their numbers continue to fall. Watch our video to find out four ways you can make your garden hedgehog friendly this weekend.
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UK Parliament Jun 21
Meet Smurf and Billy. It’s their job to protect staff and visitors here at UK Parliament. Smurf is five years old, and Billy, who is still learning the ropes, is one. 🐶
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Christine Middlemiss Jun 21
The have announced some exciting developments in the identification of virus proteins which could be used in vaccines to protect pigs against the deadly disease. Read more on the media blog:
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Defra UK Jun 21
Yesterday, Scottish Secretary David Mundell, hosted a whisky reception to celebrate the best of Scotland’s distillers and toast their success.
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Defra UK Jun 21
Projects to protect rare wild from being sold illegally are now eligible for support from the Challenge Fund. The closing date for applications is on 25 June.
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UK Export Finance Jun 21
Today is our 100th birthday! 🎉 Since 1919, UKEF has supported British businesses with innovative export finance solutions. Thank you to all the exporters, partners, and stakeholders who have been part of our history over the past 100 years.
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Natural England Jun 21
A partnership with will see dormice released in and . Our Director, Peter Brotherton said: "We have seen great success in reintroducing hazel though our Species Recovery Programme."
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DefraNature Jun 21
It’s why not take your practise outdoors to connect with nature in the and maximise the gains to your health and well-being...?
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UK in South Africa🇬🇧 Jun 4
🔊🔊 The illegal wildlife trade is a criminal industry worth more than £17 billion, each year threatening wildlife & people. Thru the Challenge Fund around £23 million has been allocated to 75 projects. Help by putting in your bid:
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Defra UK Jun 21
Minister Goodwill visited Smithfield Market this morning with to tour the market and meet importing and exporting IMTA members and veterinarians
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