Responding to the publication of the TIGRR report, CPA CEO Dave Bench said;
"We welcome the report’s focus on proportionate, evidence-based and outcome-focused regulation. A politicised approach to the regulation of agricultural technologies has stifled innovation and R&D investment in the UK for too long.
"It is right that agri-tech is recognised as one of the potential high-growth sectors in the UK economy and the development of a new regulatory framework based on the proportionality principle should help stimulate that growth. Innovation in agri-tech has a fundamental role to play in meeting one of the great challenges of our time, helping farmers grow healthy, affordable and sustainable food whilst helping respond to the challenges of climate change and delivering benefits to the environment."