Supermarkets set to derail bill to protect suppliers
From The Guardian, July 2nd 2011.
“Three thousand farmers and other suppliers have gone out of business in Britain as a direct result of supermarkets’ bullying and unfair buying policies, according to Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall, who heads the Grocery Market Action Group. He said the potential cost of the adjudicator to the retailers was “a gnat bite”, as long as they carried out their business fairly.
“Andrew George MP said: “We need this measure: food producers here and in the developing world want to concentrate on being able to provide healthy food for customers, they do not want to perpetually fight the supermarkets for survival.”