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Food experts grilled

Have you ever wondered what Scotland’s biggest food export is? Or which country eats the most haggis? Or how healthy is a packed lunch?

You could find out the answers to these questions – and many more – at this year’s National Food and Drink Conference on March 7.

The event will feature a Q&A where panellists including Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead, Joao Breda from the World Health Organization and Janey Thornton from the US Department of Agriculture will be on hand to take questions.

The conference is now full – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your question answered. For the first time, anyone who can’t make it to the event can send in questions in advance and these will be answered online. Even if you are coming to the conference, you can also submit your questions in advance.

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead said:

“Food and drink is one of Scotland’s greatest success stories thanks to our amazing raw ingredients and growing international gourmet reputation. I’m delighted so many people are joining us to celebrate our successes at next month’s National Food and Drink Conference.

“I’m sure the question and answer session will be particularly popular, giving people a chance to discuss a wide range of food topics with our illustrious international panel.

“But if you can’t make it and have a question about Scottish food policy that you would like to raise then now’s your chance. Just email or tweet your question and the answers will be posted online.”

Questions should be emailed or sent to the @GreenerScotland twitter account before March 5. Responses will be posted online by March 14, alongside the questions and answers that are posed at the conference.

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