UK Environment and Food Secretary Owen Paterson today…

UK Environment and Food Secretary Owen Paterson today took part in the official opening of ‘World Food Moscow’.He was flying the flag at the largest international food and drink exhibition in Russia with over 1000 exhibitors from 64 countries worldwide. UK food and drink exports to Russia have increased by over 220 per cent since 2000 and are now worth more than £120 million, but with huge potential to do more.

He began the first day of his three-day trade mission to Russia by chairing a meeting with UK companies working in the Russian environmental sector. He heard how UK expertise in sustainability and natural resources is being embraced in Russia, and how business opportunities are being seized.