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National Insect Week returns in 2020

The Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA)

The Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA)

The Food and Environment Research Agency is an Executive Agency of Defra. Fera has three areas of responsibility: (1) Regulation, policy and risk - Fera delivers inspectorate functions and work with the lead authorities and agencies to support policy development. (2) Research and assurance - Fera provides scientific evidence, analysis and professional advice. (3) Response and recovery - Fera is an essential element of the nation's capability to respond to, and recover from, emergency situations.

Did you know?

Most misunderstood insect in the UK

Earwigs, which don’t go in ears, except by rare accident. Originally 'ear-wing' as their wings are human ear shaped.

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