30/10/2007

What's The Beef? Farmers Take Direct Action In Dublin EC Office

Around 30 farmers were 'beefing' about their problems today when they began a sit-in protest at the European Commission's office in Dublin.

The group gained access to the building this afternoon, and are refusing to leave until given a copy of an official report on the quality of Brazilian beef.

The Irish Farmers' Association claims the report raises serious concerns about the inferior standard of beef from Brazil, but they say the Commission has been refusing to release these findings.

The parallel body in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Farmers Union, has also been calling for help in highlighting the significant quality differences between South American and Irish beef products.

(BMcC)

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