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Plenty to digest at agri-food summit

Celebrity diets, Brexit and the power of health lobbyists made for a meaty agenda at Croke Park for the 2018 National Food and Drink Industry Summit, writes Róisín Kiberd

17th June, 2018
At the National Food & Drink Industry Summit 2018 from left: Kevin McPartlan, director of prepared consumer goods, Food Drink Ireland; Neven Maguire, celebrity chef and brand ambassador for Simply Better; Colette Sexton, News Correspondent, The Sunday Business Post; Diarmuid Murphy, brand manager, Dunnes Stores Simply Better range; Stephanie Moe, marketing strategy manager, Bord Bia; Catriona Flaherty, founder, What's For Pudding, Simply Better supplier and winner of the Golden Fork for IrelandPictures: Maura Hickey

As anyone who has tried to make sense of a paragraph-long list of E numbers will tell you, food can be a complicated matter, and ethical questions around its production, sale and consumption have loomed large in the public consciousness in recent years.

The 2018 National Food and Drink Industry Summit, held in Croke Park Conference Centre on June 12, showcased a refreshing willingness among agri-food professionals to engage with these difficult questions, discussing the...

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