07 January 2011
NFYFC's Richard Thomas represented Young Farmers' Clubs at this
year's Oxford Union Debate on the topic: "This house believes
unrestrained population growth and food security are incompatible."
Agriculture & Rural Affairs steering group member Richard was opposing the motion will be Sir Paul Judge, chairman of Schroder Income Growth Fund and president of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Association of MBAs and a past chairman of Food from Britain.
the motion was Jonathon Porritt, co-founder of Forum for the Future, a
writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable developmen, seconded
by Angharad Evans, the winner of the 2010 Young Advocates Competition
and a recent MSc graduate in international agriculture from the Royal
Richard, who has a degree in agricultural marketing from Harper Adams and now runs the family farm with his father, also current chairman of the West Midlands area.
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