In Cora, ecology displays a fair price for farmers

In Cora, ecology displays a fair price for farmers

Dirk Offringa et Béatrice Leccia, candidate EELV aux Européennes, lors de l’opération d’affichage. Midi Libre – STEPHANE BARBIER

Sunday March 17, Béatrice Leccia, candidate on the list for the European Ecologie Les Verts (EELV), accompanied by a group of activists, carried out a display on the shelves of the supermarket , of the share of remuneration accruing to farmers. The opportunity to reaffirm EELV's desire to change a mode of commerce dependent on free trade agreements and reestablish, with transparency, the functioning of the Egalim law in the # 39;interest of farmers and consumers.

This Sunday, after Nîmes, it was at the Cora shopping center, in Alès, that activists and EELV executives carried out a campaign to display products on the shelves indicating the share of remuneration going to farmers.
A sticker decorated with the colors of the Europe Écologie-Les Verts list led by MP Marie Toussaint, in order to raise consumer awareness of the inequitable distribution of values ​​on food products, market gardening, eggs and even meat.
According to an average value established at national level, on the labels we can read that for a box of six eggs, 50 cents goes to the farmer, for 1 kg of potatoes, 0.40 €, for 1 kg of carrots, it’s 0.30 € and 0.40 € for 1 kg of apples.

It’also demonstrates that we agree with farmers regarding agri-food and supermarket practices!

Béatrice Leccia, local elected official and candidate on the EELV list, deploys the argument before gluing under the attentive, but understanding, gaze of a member of the supermarket. "It is not because we no longer hear from the farmers that everything is over, warns the elected official. Display tends to raise awareness of the margins that exist when we buy a product. It also demonstrates that we agree with farmers regarding agri-food and supermarket practices! " 
Colin Gril, assistant secretary at EELV Nîmes, specifies, in support of the statement, that " only six purchasing centers deal with more than 400,000 farmers in France. We are not committed to price control, but we are demanding more transparency despite the Egalim law (a law for the balance of commercial relations in the agricultural sector passed in 2018, Editor's note ), dhave the operation remains opaque… " 
After half an hour of action, the team of activists separated under the watchful eye, always understanding, of the manager of the brand. Perhaps convinced by Béatrice Leccia's arguments. « What we are fighting is a mode of commerce. We want a local model with as few intermediaries as possible. The complete opposite of the free trade agreements voted by the Renaissance group, the right and the extreme right. These are, therefore, crocodile tears that they showed to the peasants. And we don't want to make consumers feel guilty who can't afford to buy other products. It is, therefore, at the European level that we must act so that our quality standards are not diverted by bringing in anything and that we remain competitive.&raquo ; Stéphane Barbier

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