Meeting the global food security challenges of the future through science and innovation' was the title of a conference held by inside government in London on 28 June 2011. Over eighty delegates drawn from organisations including universities, government agencies and the agri-food industry
attended the event. A UK public sector organisation, inside government, encourages dialogue underpinning the development of UK Government policy through a programme of events designed to engage, inform and educate policy makers and practitioners. The conference was chaired by Baroness Miller
of Chilthorne Dormer, who is chair and vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Agro-Ecology, and Food and Health, respectively. Alan Baylis summarises the event.