Trade union leaders representing food workers have said it’s clear that Andrea Leadsom and the environment department lack a plan to protect workers in the food industry.
Thorvald, developed in partnership with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, will start work as a new robotic lab assistant for researchers at Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology this year.
Campaigners are concerned by European figures released last week, which show little change in antibiotics use on farms despite repeated warnings of the scale of threat posed by antibiotic resistance.
Defra has unveiled plans that ministers promise could drive a £3bn increase in food and drink exports, but food policy experts have slammed the plans as outdated and short-sighted.
The Welsh government is consulting on planned changes to its bovine TB control programme.