15 Oct 2010

Minister going to APEC food meeting

12:56 pm on 15 October 2010

Agriculture Minister David Carter will head a New Zealand delegation at an APEC ministerial meeting on food security in Japan this weekend.

It's the first such gathering to be held under the auspcies of Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation, as the focus goes on feeding an ever-increasing world population.

Mr Carter says he will be pushing the message of free trade.

Afterwards, Mr Carter travels to Europe, where he will also discussing trade issues with some of his European and British counterparts.