Exosect cites regulation as key barrier to innovation in UK Agriculture

12th July 2011

Exosect addresses government forum on food security and innovation in the food chain.

London - Today, Intelligent Pest Management Company, Exosect, addressed the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum on the key barriers faced by pioneering technology driven SME’s when bringing innovative and sustainable technology to the UK agricultural sector.

Speaking at the event on UK food security and innovation in the food chain, Martin Brown, Managing Director at Exosect cited prohibitive regulatory costs and unpredictable regulatory timelines as some of the key barriers preventing technological advances from getting to the agricultural sector at a crucial time when sustainable agriculture and food security are issues of huge concern.

Brown also explained how the future of the UK economy is dependent on innovation, commenting, “If UK based innovation companies can’t get products to market, it’s not just the agricultural sector and food chain that will suffer.  Our future economy is dependent on what the UK can innovate and the intellectual property that we develop”.

Exosect is a shining example of UK cleantech innovation having spun-out from the University of Southampton in 2001 to commercialise a unique patented platform technology called Entostat powder.  The unique and natural wax based platform is used in a variety of ways to help reduce insecticide use throughout the food chain.

 

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For further information please contact: Georgina Donovan at Exosect. 

Tel: 02380 603939 or email: georgina.donovan@exosect.com

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