Huge Potential for UK Bio-Based Economy

The UK should grasp the opportunity to use bioscience to drive growth, jobs and wellbeing

The potential of the bioeconomy to generate jobs, economic growth and wellbeing in the UK was highlighted at a meeting in the House of Parliament yesterday.

The event was hosted by George Freeman MP, Chairman, All Party Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, and supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

The bioeconomy encompasses a wide range of activities that use bioscience based research or processes to produce products, food, fuel or therapies and is driven by increasing demand. Across Europe the sector already represents a market worth over €1.5Tn and more than 22Mn people are employed in the bioeconomy.

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All Party Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture
BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre
Institute of Animal Health
Met Office UK
Norwich Research Park
Queen's University Belfast
Rothamsted Research


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