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Minister optimistic over Food Matters strategy target

Minister encouraged by Food and Drink Festival growth

The Department for Environment, Food and Agriculture says it's optimistic about the growth of the Island's food and drink industry.

The government's Food Matters strategy aims to boost the food retail and export markets of the sector by £50 million over the next decade.

More local producers than ever promoted their goods at the Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival at the weekend, with more than 7,000 people attending.

Minister Richard Ronan says it shows things are moving in the right direction:  

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