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Give farmers a fair deal - de Brún

8 September, 2010 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Bairbre de Brún MEP today voted to call on the European Commission to protect the rights of farmers against big supermarket retailers.

De Brún said "we urgently need an improvement in price transparency and we need to put measures in place to combat late payments to farmers."

"We must protect our farmers and make sure they are getting a fair deal."

"74% of consumers in Ireland believe that farmers do not get a fair price for their produce. The European Commission needs to protect them. I know the farmers unions also welcome the passing of this report in the European Parliament today which encourages good commercial practice and demands more price transparency in the food industry and a fair deal for farmers." ENDS

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