Sir; How encouraging to see the food and farming minister Lord Whitty write to The Grocer to explain the absence of any DEFRA ministers at Anuga. You are quite right to lament the fact that they were missing from the world's largest, and clearly most important food show. Exhibitors put in considerable effort to make their presence felt in Cologne and a supportive, high profile visitor from the sponsoring minister always goes down well. But surely, with such a big ministerial team at the new all singing, all dancing DEFRA, one of the ministers could have gone to the Rhineland to support our supliers? J Jeffries Leicester {{LETTERS }}