Lead European Parliament committee backs legislation for fairer EU food chain

2 October 2018

Last night, the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee voted to protect food producers inside and outside the EU in key legislation to ban unfair trading practices in the EU’s food supply chain.

Tom Wills, Policy Advisor at Traidcraft Exchange, said:

“Unfair trading practices in food supply chains mean low incomes and poor conditions for the farmers and workers who produce our food, especially in developing countries. We welcome the European Parliament’s commitment to protecting food producers wherever they are. The UK government should bring in parallel legislation once we leave the EU, to demonstrate its commitment to fairer food supply chains free of human suffering.”

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For more information or to interview Tom Wills contact Tom Sharman: tom.sharman@traidcraft.org or 0191 497 3983 or 07757 753 318

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