23 Jan '12, 5am

Do you have a minute to protect farmers and the environment from supermarket bullying?

Do you have a minute to protect farmers and the environment from supermarket bullying?

I would like to ask you, as my MP, to help ensure that a Bill introducing a supermarket watchdog (or 'Groceries Code Adjudicator', GCA) is included in the next Queen's Speech. This is a matter of urgency. It is four years since the Competition Commission concluded that supermarkets transfer 'excessive risks and unexpected costs' to their suppliers and that this behaviour also harms consumers. In that time, many UK and overseas farmers have continued to face uneconomic prices and unfair terms for their produce. Agricultural employees have continued to work long hours for poverty wages in unsafe conditions. And many farmers have been prevented from investing in sustainable farming practices. The introduction of a GCA has cross party support and is backed by a broad coalition of civil society, including Friends of the Earth, War on Want, ActionAid, National Farmers Union, Tra...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/campaigns/biodiversity/press_for_cha...

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