File - Agriculture Minister Akram Shehayeb poses for a picture at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Public health and the sustainable availability of food were of vital importance, Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb said at a meeting with the Union of Food Industries Tuesday.Chehayeb stressed that "food security and the citizen's interest and health should come above all else, especially since we are all – officials, farmers, industrialists and traders – interested in public health and food security". He said the ministry refused to permit any kind of injustice regarding food production and did not want to see the consumer's health damaged in any way.
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