Harkin applauds Hogan’s proposal on unfair food chain practices, vows to strengthen it

April 19, 2018


A proposal unveiled last week by EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan to tackle unfair practices in the European food chain, ensuring farmers aren't cheated out of earnings, has been welcomed by independent Irish MEP Marian Harkin.

Harkin says Hogan should be commended for putting forward the proposal even though there has been strong resistance from retailers. But she adds that the legislation should be strengthened in the European Parliament, in particular by addressing the issue of whether farmers can be 'de-listed' by grocery stores.


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