Agri-Shop Ltd
Farminguk
25 May 2016 | Online since 2003
Less co2 Limited


20 March 2013 17:46:07|Arable,News

Parliamentary support for potato project


David Hanson MP with Nannerch Primary School pupils

David Hanson MP with Nannerch Primary School pupils

As primary schools start planting in the ‘Grow Your Own Potatoes’ project, Potato Council has been showing parliamentarians just how far the industry is involved in educating youngster about food and farming.
A number of school visits have taken place for MP’s and MSP’s to see pupils participate in Potato Council’s hugely popular educational activity.
This year, over two thirds of primary schools in Great Britain are taking part in the growing project that teaches them about the origins of potatoes and how they can be enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Visits have now taken place between:
• Jean Urquhart MBE MSP and Hilton Primary School, Inverness
• David Hanson MP and Nannerch Primary School, Flintshire
• Mark Tami MP and Westwood Primary School, Flintshire
• Nigel Don MSP and Johnshaven Primary School, Angus
• Norman Lamb MP and Millfield Catholic Primary School, Norfolk
Potato Council head of marketing, Caroline Evans, said: “Through our corporate affairs work we are committed to showing the increasing role the industry plays in informing children about how food is produced, sustainable farming and healthy eating. Grow Your Own Potatoes is a fantastic way to gain children’s interest by encouraging them to get ‘hands on’.
"We have been building awareness of the project with parliamentary members over the last year with briefings and electronic mailings.
"As a result we created strong interest with MP’s keen to see activity happening in their constituencies.
"All of the visits were arranged so they could meet the children to see first-hand how the industry is teaching children valuable lessons about potatoes. They were also accompanied by Potato Council board members.”
David Hanson, MP, said: "It is important that young people know how potatoes are grown as they are a staple of our diets and a major contributor to our national economy, worth £4.7billion.”

Download





0 Comment


loginuserlogo
Name

Please enter your name


Email

Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.


Comments

No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

World News

New Zealand | 25 May 2016
Chilled meat exports to China won't happen overnight

Farmers should not expect a quick increase in export returns as a result of recently agreed protocols to allow access of New Zealand chilled meat into China, says the head of investment for Chinese me...


Paraguay | 25 May 2016
Paraguayan farmers defend native seeds over GMOs

About 100 farmers with peasant organizations on Tuesday left their family farms in Paraguay's interior to attend a fair in downtown Asuncion, where they displayed their native seeds, the basis for the...


New Zealand | 25 May 2016
Data points to big productivity gains for agriculture

Agriculture is the most productive sector in New Zealand. Year on year, productivity gains in agriculture outstrip those in other sectors. Between 1978, when the Fieldays at Mystery Creek was only ...


Ghana | 25 May 2016
Brexit may provide boost for African agriculture

A UK departure from the European Union could help African countries to speed up agricultural innovation that is currently held back by stringent health and safety regulations. Next to raw minerals,...


Australia | 25 May 2016
South Australia urged to support local dairy farmers

South Australians have been urged to continue supporting local farmers by snubbing home brand dairy items. About 100 farmers rallied in support of the industry outside Parliament House in Adelaide ...



Trending Now

Viewed
Discussed

Farms and Land for sale

PropertyLocation
PropertyAgent
PropertyMinimumPrice
PropertyMaximumPrice
PropertyCategory

Holiday Rentals search

AccommodationKeyword
AccommodationType
AccommodationCounty
AccommodationStarRating


Top stories you may have missed
closeicon
Username
Password