03/23/2017Anna Hill meets the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace to discuss food, farming and environmental opportunities in the next couple of years. Princess Anne, who farms in Gloucestershire and is a patron of many rural charities, talks about biofuels, the use of science and technology in farming and what kind of subsidies could help farmers in the future. She explores whether support should also be used to enable producers to grow food 'staples' at a reasonable cost so that all consumers can afford them.
This is part of a special week of programmes on Farming Today that are exploring the environmental and farming opportunities that will come with Brexit featuring a line-up of special guests. During the week Princess Anne, Germaine Greer, Tim Martin, Jay Rayner and Sir Tim Smit will each explore some of the issues close to their heart relating to how we could look after our countryside, environment and produce food.
Produced by Sally Challoner.