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Stakeholder Workshop: Social Responsibility and Wheat Research

26 September 2018

Bringing together researchers, farmers, flour millers, commercial plant breeders, food industry representatives and civil society, the Bristol Cereal Genomics Lab held a Stakeholder Workshop entitled “Social Responsibility and Wheat Research” on 13th September.

The workshop explained various aspects of wheat research, breeding, growing and processing and allowed stakeholders to openly discuss their own interests and give feedback to researchers.  At the close of the day, stakeholders and wheat researchers alike were addressed by David Drew, MP on the role of science in Parliament, and the importance of the upcoming Agriculture Bill.  The event was part of a BBSRC-funded study exploring stakeholder feelings on the role of wheat in their community.

Michael Reinsborough and Helen Harper

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