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‘Tackle food sector buyer power abuse’ – de Brún

23 September, 2010 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP, Bairbre de Brún today said: 

 "The abuse of dominant buyer power in the food sector is a big topic of conversation at this year's National Ploughing Championship here in Athy, Co. Kildare.

"Too often farmers are not getting a fair deal for their produce. They want to see measures that will bring full price transparency into the food chain.

 Ms. de Brún continued:

"Food prices have risen by far more than the price farmers get, and farm costs have risen also.   

 "Everyone who contributes along the food chain should get their fair share at the end of the day.  We need to end the abuse of dominant buyer power." ENDS

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