French farmers want more expensive pork
Pig producers in France will organise protests at big supermarket chains.
The farmers' main concern is the chains' unwillingness to sell more pork and to
refuse to increase the prices.
The price changes are necessary, the producers say, to compensate for the
highly increased feed prices.
The French national pork federation FNP
said, "The big chains refuse to take into account the difficulties that we pork
producers are facing now."
"Limits are reached of what breeders can
accept. Finally, our costs should be reflected in the selling
According to the FNP, the pork
market still offers plenty of opportunities for price increases, predominantly
in the fresh pork market. The organisation called on its members to protest at
the retail chain stors against the 'attitute that cannot be
In the meantime, the FNP called on companies in the pork
production sector to unite powers in order to revive the market with new
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