Defra refuses to back EU school scheme

According to a report, British ministers in Brussels failed to back EU plans to engage with children by encouraging farm visits and eating more fruit and vegetables.

Farmers Weekly said that the UK had abstained from the vote while delegates from Hungary and The Netherlands had voted against the proposals which would also promote the consumption of milk and which were passed at the meeting on 11 April.

The new scheme will have an annual budget of €250 million (£201 million) when it comes into force in August 2017 and will see selected agricultural products supplied to schools in a bid to promote healthy eating habits and local food.

The post Defra refuses to back EU school scheme appeared first on Hort News on 15 April 2016.