Anderson - Good Food and Farming is the bee's knees
September 20, 2012
Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has attended the 'Good Food March' at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
"As the EU debates the future of our farmers and our food, I think it is great to see so many stakeholders here showing how the decisions made in Brussels have an impact on their business, and our food.
"The march was to encourage members of the European Parliament, who, for the first time, are co-legislators on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, to deliver fair prices for farmers and shoppers.
"The Good Food March also highlighted the need for increased sustainability and a move towards food sovereignty, something which is particularly resonant given the current grain crisis.
"I am delighted to see farmers taking their mission directly to the door of the European Parliament, highlighting the importance of family farms and the dangers of food speculation.
"I also had a chance to sample some of the produce. It is important to remember that with all these rules and regulations, we are still talking about the food that ends up on our plate, our culinary heritage, and this is what we are fighting to protect.