Women In Food & Farming – August Broadcast with Guest Speaker Dr Helen Ferrier, Chief Science & Regulatory Affairs Adviser at NFU.
In our August Broadcast, we are delighted to be joined by Dr Helen Ferrier, Chief Science and Regulatory Affairs Adviser at NFU and Trustee Director of NIAB Board.
Helen leads the National Farmers’ Union’s policy and advocacy work on agricultural and horticultural science and research, biotechnology, data, and food safety, on behalf of the NFU’s 55,000 members in England and Wales. Based at NFU HQ in Warwickshire, she leads a policy team covering plant health and crop protection, farm safety, skills and training, transport, labour and employment. Helen is a non-executive Director of the NIAB Board, chair of the Crop Science Centre Alliance Board and is a member of many other groups and panels in the agrifood and research community. Before joining the NFU in 2004, Helen was a research scientist at Imperial College London, working on probabilistic modelling of dietary exposure to pesticides. She has an academic background in environment and human health, epidemiology and environmental science.
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Filmed 2nd August 2022.
Women in Food and Farming is a group of professional women in food, agriculture and the land-based industries at all stages of their careers, who get together to discuss business issues, support each other via mentorship and advice, and help generate networks of contacts that might be useful to themselves and their businesses.
Founded in 2011 by Christine Tacon CBE, the group started back in 2011 with just five women and has now grown to over 500 members. Christine is known to many as the first Grocery Code Adjudicator and head of the Co-op’s farming business, she has just been appointed Chair of Assured Food Standards which operates the Red Tractor Assurance scheme amongst other roles.
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