DAIRY INDUSTRY LEADERS DIVIDED OVER BEST PATH FOR EU FAIR TRADE LEGISLATION

The promise of the European Union (EU) agriculture and rural development Commissioner Phil Hogan to give dairy and other farmers "a fair share of the pie" from food industry revenues and to protect them from the power of big retailers has added tension to an already vexed issue. Although it is not yet clear what a promised forthcoming EU legislative proposal from the European Commission next spring will consist of, dairy sector and trade representatives in Europe have already shaped their views. They have based these on the recommendations of the EU ...


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